Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment

Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment

Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment The difference between negative reinforcement and punishment is often confused. When looking at reinforcement versus punishment, it’s important to understand the stimulus change and the effect on the behavior. In behavior analysis, positive and negative are used to describe the stimulus change and not the effect. In other words, positive means […]

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Spring Cleaning with Kids

Spring Cleaning with Kids

Spring Cleaning with Kids Looking to delegate some spring cleaning to your kids this year? Children of all ages can participate in household chores, but where should you start? Task analysis! What is Task Analysis? Task analysis is a teaching process that simplifies complex tasks (like chores) into smaller steps that are easier for children […]

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Articulation Activity: /th/

Articulation Activity: /th/

Find, Say, Color Articulation page: /th/ Happy spring! Celebrate the warm and beautiful spring weather with our free Find, Say, Color Articulation Page here. This is a fun way to supplement a student’s hard work in speech therapy at home. Many children experience difficulty producing the /th/ sound correctly. There are two distinct productions of this […]

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Teaching Rhyming Words

Teaching Rhyming Words

Teaching Rhyming Words: whole class strategies Have you ever seen a cat wearing a hat? Have you ever seen a bear on a chair? Have you ever seen a sheep in a Jeep? Understanding rhyming words is an important early literacy skill, and also one of the most fun! According to ResourcesforEarlyLearning.org, “recognizing rhyming words […]

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Behavior-Specific Praise

Behavior-Specific Praise

Going Past “Good Job” Praise is a simple, yet powerful tool. Behavior-Specific Praise is a form of reinforcement describing desired Behavior that is Specific to the child, through a positive Praise statement. So what is BSP? It is a positive praise statement describing a specific behavior. It’s a way to provide positive attention to appropriate […]

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