ESE691 ESE 691 Week 5 DQ 1 Differentia

Topics: Reinforcement, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Reward system Pages: 4 (1484 words) Published: December 5, 2014
Week 5 DQ 1 Differential Reinforcement

Review the various types of differential reinforcement explained in Behavior Advisor and how to set up a token economy system:

a. DRL: Differential Reinforcement of Lower Rates of Behavior b. Differential Reinforcement of Other Behaviors 
c. DRI: Differentiated Reinforcement of Incompatible Behaviors d. Classoom Token Economy (Antecedent Interventions): Classroom Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder A fellow teacher and friend calls you pleading for help with his fifth grade class. When you ask what is going on he tells you:

Every time I turn my back, Michael is either throwing something, hitting someone playfully, or making fun of me.  When I ask him to please stop, he gets defensive and says, “It wasn’t me!” but I know it was.  The principal and the parents just scold him and he is just as disruptive the next day.  When he behaves like that, it causes the entire class to be off task.  I just don’t know what to do. Because you have been taking this course, you feel equipped to help your friend by suggesting he try using differentiated reinforcement with a token economy system.  Design a plan using one of the differentiated reinforcement techniques and the token economy system.  Support your reasoning for choosing a specific technique with one additional resource.

Since you already went through the course, you have the capability of providing assistance to your friend by recommending the use of differentiated reinforcement together with the token economy system. Use one differentiated reinforcement method and token economy system in creating a plan. Select one method and support this selection with at least one additional source.

The behavior exhibited by Michael points to the possibility that he may lack attention at home or from friends in school. A behavior disorder may also be the reason behind this issue. Michael would attempt to become the center of attention if he lacks...
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