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Positive Behavioral ChangePractical Strategies for Changing Behavior Across the Lifespan
Presented by Barbara T. Doyle, MS Clinical Consultant
The ARC of Illinois
Living with Autism Conference
If you learn only one word of Japanese:
Kaizen means continuous improvement involving everyone.
Kaizen means preserve what is working well while focusing on what needs to be done next.
Adapted from Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success, by Masaaki Imai
“We must BE the change we wish to see in the world.”
Assume that there is always more “internal life” in a human being than what they are able to show us, even when they are babies and little children, even when they have lots of “Ds,” even when they cannot speak or perform according to an age expectation.
“I’ve always been in here.”
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
If thought corrupts language,
language can also corrupt thought.
Assume CAN’T instead of WON’T
Assumption of Won’t leads to punishment, power struggles, rejection, and embarrassment
Use these test questions to
Sort” behavior into four categories:
Take a look at the Behavioral Prioritization Grid
Some VERY common underlying causes are:
Select one or more replacement behaviors that:
But what about compliance???
Each time a (person) stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, s/he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy
P.S. This would be us!
It is only in the doing, the applying, that knowledge and understanding are internalized.
Stephen R. Covey, “The Eighth Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness”
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