Reinforcement Variety are the programs that provide learners with a greater depth and breath of reinforcers, as well as transitioning towards typical naturalistic reinforcers. Over time, a student will be taught to rely less on their narrow interests and/or self-stimulatory behaviors and be more likely to turn towards social or even self-perception (e.g. pride, being kind, etc.).
3 to 5 mins presentation on theory concepts
Printable ABA tools to be used in lessons
Different Types of Reinforcement: P1 Toy
In Phase 1, the therapist uses toys to reinforce and motivate the student to learn in a natural way.
Different Types of Reinforcement: P2 Social
In Phase 2, the therapist adopts social reinforcements, such as giving a high five, to motivate the student to learn.
Different Types of Reinforcement: P3 Embedded
In Phase 3, the therapist uses embedded reinforcement, which is reinforcement that is related to the learning context, to encourage students to learn in a more natural and fun way.
Different Types of Reinforcement: P4 Group Attention
In Phase 4, the therapist invites others to appreciate the student’s work as a form of reinforcement to motivate the student to learn.
Developing social reinforcers
This program teaches how to help students to develop a strong interest in people and their peers and the kinds of reinforcement which are easy to use and more naturally occurring in the environment.
Using a Choice Board
The goal of this program is to help a student with limited requesting skills to tell us what they he/her wants to play with after finishing some tasks in a clearer way.