08 Sep Now that I can deduce the function of the behavior, how can I help reduce challenging behavior and increase appropriate behaviors
James is not receiving attention from his mom. He yells his mom’s name over and over. She asks him, “Whatttt?’. As a result, when he is not receiving attention from his mom, he yells his mom’s name over and over.
When Henry was playing with blocks, Richard ran over and took a block from him. Henry smacked Richard and Richard took the entire bag of block from him. In future when a toy is taken from Henry, he no longer smacks the other child.
Sam sees his friend’s full lunch box before lunch. He steals the friend’s sandwich. His friend pours chocolate milk on him in the cafeteria. As a result, Sam is less likely to steal food in the future.
Andy’s mom tells her to take a bath. Andy engages in a tantrum, her mom walks away allowing Andy to delay the shower. As a result, Andy engages in tantrums when her mother asks her to get in the shower in the future.
Bob is playing a video game and loses. He curses and throws the controller. His dad takes away the video game. As a result, when Bob loses at a video game, he does not curse or throw the controller.
What do you see happened in each of the scenarios?
Can you relate with any of the scenarios?