The holiday season is officially upon us. Sounds of Bing Crosby have filled the airwaves, neighborhoods are aglow with LED and twinkle lights, while businesses begin to embrace for one of their biggest paydays of the year – Black Friday.
Of all of the behavior change tactics in a behavior analyst’s arsenal, positive reinforcement is arguably the proverbial intervention of choice – and for good reason. Its well established efficacy, acceptability, and marketability to parents and educators makes positive reinforcement an ideal option for promoting desirable behavior.
“What is love except another name for the use of positive reinforcement?” – B.F. Skinner, Walden Two
My wife and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary this fall.
“How would you define a ‘successful’ behavior analyst?”
Standing at the front lines in the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) has a multifaceted job description – with it’s associated hardships and triumphs.