Behavior management is a term used in educational settings that relates to the tools and techniques that teachers use to help keep their classrooms running smoothly. Behavior management focuses on the actions and conscious inactions that increase the probability that people choose to engage in productive and socially acceptable behavior.

If your child demonstrates behavior issues in school, he/she may be assigned to work with a “behavior specialist” – an individual who can evaluate, design and implement a behavior intervention plan. Behavior specialists help your child be more successful through skill acquisition, positive reinforcements and the reduction of problematic behavior.

You may be asked to work on these skills at home, with your child. In the beginning, it may be difficult and time-consuming to change your child’s behavior. By being proactive and sticking to your child’s behavior plan, your child will begin to understand what behaviors are preferred.

Please read here for some tips on using behavior modification and make sure everyone in your child’s circle is aware of and working the plan. In general, behavior will spike just before it is reshaped. It is important to chart your child’s progress and stick to the plan.

Free downloadable behavior charts

“A human being mints many coins from the same mold, and they are all identical.  But the holy one, blessed by God, strikes us all from the mold of the first human and each one of us is unique.”

Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5

Here is a video overview on applied behavior analysis from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board:

Here is a link to an overview from Autism Speaks.

Here is a link defining Applied Behavior Analysis.

Here is a link to help understand Behavioral Therapy for Autism.

Source: Early Intervention Support

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