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Tuesday, July 9 • 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Misconceptions of Reinforcement

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If you ever heard (or thought) the following about reinforcement, this session is for you!

"Reinforcement doesn't work"

"He shouldn't need reinforcement, he should just do what is asked"

"She can do it, she just won't"

Effective reinforcement is the most powerful tool of teaching, yet there is great misunderstanding about what it truly is and how to use it.

What is called "reinforcement" is many times the mis-use of a reward or privilege as either a "bribe" (quid pro quo) or a "lure" (an offer after the unwanted behavior). This session will clarify what effective reinforcement is and is not. The misuse of rewards can delay learning and make unwanted behavior worse!

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Andrea Cox

Behavioral Coordinator, Andrea Cox
I completed by BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) credential in 2018. I have been serving individuals with disabilities for over 20 years as a therapist, special education teacher, and state-wide behavioral coach. I am most passionate about analyzing environmental barriers and... Read More →

Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm MDT
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