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    Replacement Behaviors

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    For the following students, identify a replacement behavior that meets the same function as the problem behavior and briefly explain how you would teach it to the child.

    1. Sarah pulls the hair of other students if she wants the toy their toy. (Function = access)
    2. Michael tantrums when he is given a snack that he does not want. (Function = avoid something undesired/escape)
    3. Austin asks questions during class incessantly to the point of distracting others. (Function = attention)

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    1. A replacement behavior may focus on positive peer interaction, such as a tap on the shoulder, or using verbal communication (for example, "can I play, too?" or "can I please play with your toy?").

    2. Inappropriate or problem behavior often stems from a student's ...

    Solution Summary

    This post will give examples of replacement behaviors for problematic behavior. The expert identifies a replacement behavior that meets the same function as the problem behavior and explains how to teach a child. The expert provides references to aid in the understanding of replacement behaviors.

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