The Basics of Behavior Modification

December 15, 2010

Behavior refers to one’s response to various stimuli or inputs, i.e. the action of a system in relation to its environment. Children with autism usually have sensory processing deficits and therefore respond to their environment differently, oftentimes inappropriately. All behaviors occur for a reason and usually have a communicative intent.

Behavior modification strategies can help families and caregivers manage inappropriate behaviors and teach more appropriate responses through control or modification of the environment, and by reinforcing desired behaviors.

I find the subject on behavior modification very interesting, so I am linking with Autism Society Philippines’ report on “The Basics of Behavior Modification” which was conducted by Ging Viado, a mother of a 24-year-old adult with autism. She owns GS Option House for Autism and Related Disorders, located in Biñan, Laguna. (Please click 2010_11_01_archive.html to read about the ” Behavior Modification Strategies” from the lecture she delivered in the seminar-workshop entitled “Caring for Caregivers” held at the Asian Social Institute, Malate, Manila last October 16, 2010. 


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