Effective Strategies for Behavioral Interventions in Defiant Children
Behavioral interventions for children go far beyond changing poor behavior. The development of the theory of behavior modification completely altered the way people of the time thought about children’s motivation to behave. Studies on behavior modification began with behaviorist experts B.F. Skinner and Ivan Pavlov. Regardless of their methods of research, they were able to develop techniques that behavior strategists still use today, decades later. Jay Belsky, a psychology professor, asserts, “We now have a better idea why rewards work better than punishment with pre-adolescent children.”
Hi parents! I know some of my readers are parents of children with special needs, and as such, you may have had to delve into the world of Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA. If your child receives behavior therapy, chances are you may have come across some terms you didn’t quite understand. Even though the main focus of Tutor in Tinseltown isn’t applied behavior analysis, I came across this ABA glossary by Tameika Meadows and wanted to share it with you all to give you some tools for navigating the world of ABA.
It’s no surprise that most of us don’t get as much sleep as we would like. We consider it a luxury, something to look forward to and indulge in on the weekends. We take it for granted and skimp out on good rest for “one more chapter!,” or to cram for a test. Or, much more likely, squeezing in that last episode (or season) of your favorite Netflix show for the night. But the truth is that hitting that REM cycle is as much of a luxury as food and water. A solid night’s rest is not only important for our bodies to recuperate energy, our skin to rejuvenate, and our immune systems to reboot, but it is also critical for: Continue reading “The Truth About Sleep”