Fri. Sep 23rd, 2022
What are reinforcers?

Reinforcers are the favorite things about anyone. We all need some kind of reinforcement after doing hard work and mainly after doing something good. Reinforcers are a reward or consequence that comes after behavior and increases that behavior.

If a child has spoken a word or a sound during therapy, and receive a pat on the back or an encouraging word, ‘WOW’ or maybe get his favorite snack as a reward. The child will definitely want to do it again to get encouraged. So the reinforcers work very well with some children

During speech therapy classes I make child sit and take  interest in the activity.

I play a blowing game with the kids  by blowing bubbles for e.g. If he blows 5 times he will get a sticker or star ⭐ on his hand, which he loves too much. Then children want more stickers and they blow to collect the stickers.

Another child has some sensory needs and he loves to jump, I give him jump 5 times and come back once he or she performs the targeted activity according to the expectations.

Reinforcers may be different for each child and some children have the same choices. 

Kind of reinforcers.

1. Eatables
2. Toys.      
3. Activities
4. Stickers. 
5. Free minutes
6. Short Videos of rhymes and stories

 
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