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What is the Motivation?

When teaching new replacement behaviors (to take the place of challenging behaviors) or other positive skills, it is critical to know what best motivates someone to learn.

Whether something is reinforcing depends on the individual…

The same type of interaction, event or object can appeal very differently to different people.

  • Food preferences can dramatically influence how hard someone will work for food-based rewards.
  • Social attention might be highly preferred by one person, but overwhelming or undesired by another.
  • Activities or items may or may not appeal to an individual’s preferences and interests.

Read the full Spring 2018 Support Report

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