Motivating and Engaging Children. Presented by Jennifer Johnson, MA, BCBA and Julie Smith, MA. Engaging. Preparing for the initial introduction Know your client Read clinical file IEP Psychological Evaluations Parent/school information forms
Jennifer Johnson, MA, BCBA
and Julie Smith, MA
First impressions are important to developing a positive rapport
Relationship may not be enough to create positive behavior change
In this case we may need to identify other reinforcers
What is a reinforcer?
Any event that follows a behavior and inceases the probability of that behavior occurring again under those circumstances.
*Exception: delayed reinforcer can be effective and useful if the person can understand the relationship between their behavior and the delayed reinforcer and if the reinforcer is signalled immediately after the desired behavior (i.e. with a token to cash in later etc.)
Once appropriate reinforcers are determined integration into the behavior plan is the next step
You will also need to determine: