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3 02, 2023

Understanding Autism Self-Injury Behavior

2023-02-02T08:44:12-08:00February 3, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Self-injury isn’t a defining characteristic of autism spectrum disorder. Though many people with ASD engage in some form of self-injury behavior as a co-morbidity of the condition. Being able to identify the underlying disorder(s) contributing to the risk for self-injury behavior is a critical step in treatment and prevention. This often includes helping the individual to learn better communication and coping skills. What Is Self-Injury Behavior? There are actually many [...]

28 04, 2022
  • How Negative Punishment Works

How Negative Punishment Works, With Examples

2022-04-27T07:25:37-07:00April 28, 2022|Education|0 Comments

While much of ABA therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Operant Conditioning focus on positive reinforcement to adjust the outcomes of specific behaviors, there are times when negative behaviors have an appropriate place. Even the ground-breaking psychologist B.F. Skinner noted that an animal or a person’s behavior can be increased or decreased by adding or removing appropriate stimuli. Though this required practiced application and consistency, without any degree of emotional transference. [...]