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  • Writer's pictureHuntsville Behavior Assoc

Differential Reinforcement

In the spirit of the first week of school, Differential Reinforcement is a GREAT consequence intervention tool to have in your teaching and/or parenting toolbox!



This behavior change technique creates an opportunity for you to focus on “catching your child/student doing the right thing” and consistently reinforcing that desirable behavior (DRA) or incompatible behavior (DRI) so that those behaviors will increase and the challenging behavior will decrease.



To cause lasting change, you must reinforce such that the alternative/incompatible behavior is more appealing than the challenging/inappropriate behavior. Think of it as cultivating motivation in your child to engage in the behavior that is more appropriate. .


Happy first week of school, everyone!📩 //








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