The For A Few Seconds Essay

1208 Words Jul 15th, 2015 5 Pages
for a few seconds. I then counted “1,2,3 my turn” and she began to tantrum when I took the IPad. I had to remove the IPad by putting it away for the rest of the day and did not give her what she wanted to stop the tantrum. I removed it because she displayed a negative behavior. I replaced the IPad with two other objects for her to work for. When an object is too reinforcing, it can become a distraction from completing tasks instead of an objective to work for. We need to explain to the parents that there should always be alternative reinforcements. When a child is displaying a negative behavior, a child must then be redirected to continue the desired task. Redirecting children increases their focus and improves their learning rate. Providing parents different ways to redirect negative behavior is a challenge. There are several resources that parents can try when redirection.
An example of redirecting would be: A child throws food, parent helps child pick up food, if child throws a tantrum and doesn’t want to. The parent helps child throw away the food, and put away the dish. Anything the child does independently can be rewarded with reinforcement.
Preparing parents for the unconventional methods used with a special needs child before-hand can minimize disruption and confusing caused by a parent misunderstanding the situation. Preparing parents for unconventional methods can be a challenge. There are certain methods in class that can appear daunting for a…

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