Communication and Social Skills

When addressing challenging behavior, follow a systematic approach by defining the behavior, analyzing information, determining the trigger, and creating a Behavior Intervention Plan. This plan includes tailored strategies to effectively address the behavior, promoting a supportive and proactive approach.

Common Functions of Behavior

Common functions of behavior include escape, attention-seeking, access to something, and automatic reinforcement. Understanding these functions helps tailor interventions and support strategies accordingly.

Behaviors are impacted by our language

Imperative Language  

Imperative language demands response, triggers fight/flight/freeze response, are correct or incorrect, and can be interpreted as a behavior

Declarative Language 

Declarative language is a comment or statement, it narrates thoughts, feelings, opinion, or observation. Declarative language is empowering, develops self-awareness, and fosters social connection or social interaction.