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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Is there a behavior modification technique that gives a child confidence?

Is there a behavior modification technique that gives a child confidence?

Techniques: Is this in all areas of functioning, or just novel or specific situations? Kids know when something is hard for them by kg. "i can't" often avoids a task or direction. Break the task down into parts & say "i'll help you, but i won't do it for you, " if the task is age-appropriate. Ignore the protests; wait 2-3 minutes & calmly re-state "it's time for you to.."not yes, you can!" practice! ...Read more

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Behavior Modification (Definition)

Behavior modification, a type of psychotherapy is the use of demonstrated behavior change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors, such as altering an individual's behaviors and reactions to stimuli through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and/or the reduction of behavior through its extinction, punishment ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Smith
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What behavior modification techniques are there?

What behavior modification techniques are there?

Stages of Change: Professionals use behaviorism to modify human behaviors as part of a learning or treatment process. Simpler behavior modification techniques involve setting realistic goals, creating plans, and implementing them. Given a good plan, people succeed if they are able to stay in the action phase long enough. Success is continued through a maintenance/monitoring phase. See the "stages of change" chart. ...Read more

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What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

Step 1-alter stimuli: Uncontrolled eating can be triggered by seeing something "tasty" on tv, the web, etc. So avoiding those visual stimuli can help. Likewise removing from the house (if possible) calorie-laden foods can limit weight gain from eating when vulnerable (eg, bored, sleepy, hungry from skipping meal). On the flipside, placing bathroom scales next to the refrigerator can help avoid temptation. More 2 come! ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
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Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques , which one is more effective for phobias?

Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Dr. William Holmes
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What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Is it possible that adult with aspergers have "flare-ups" of odd behavior?

Everybody has that: We all have times in which we're not ourselves. Aspies misunderstand situations -- or have a strong sense of right and wrong and forget how to be diplomats -- and can get very upset over things. Or the real diagnosis may be schizophrenia, which tends to have acute exacerbations not triggered by real-life events. Sorting it out is the psychiatrist's task. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
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What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

Some normality seen: Qualiitive impairmt. in social interactions-failure to develop peer relationships, no social/emotional reciprocity, Impairment in body posture, eye to eye gaze, facial expression, gestures regulate social interaction. Repetitive & stereotyped behavior, interest & adherence to specific, routines/rituals & motor mannerism. No delay in language, cognition or self-help skills. No PDD/Schiz. ...Read more

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
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If my child has asperger's syndrome, is violent behavior normal?

If my child has asperger's syndrome, is violent behavior normal?

Undersatnding: Asperger's syndrome and its complexity, helps 2 better manage the challenging issues & relationships children & adults affected by the disorder, have w/ environment. In addition 2 medical & behavioral help ur son need 2 have, 2 books by daniel tammet, autistic savant: "born on a blue day" autobio & "embracing the wide sky" more informative on asperger's r both great sources of info. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Woods
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What is the definition or description of: behavior modification?

What is the definition or description of: behavior modification?

A Type of Therapy: Behavior modification, a type of psychotherapy is the use of demonstrated behavior change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors, such as altering an individual's behaviors and reactions to stimuli through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and/or the reduction of behavior through its extinction, punishment and/or satiation. Source wikipedia. ...Read more

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Dr. Christine Musello
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What is fading in behavior modification?

What is fading in behavior modification?

As it sounds: Fading is slowly diminishing an old behavior while introducing a new stimulus as a replacement. An example might be cutting back on cigarettes, one less per day, while adding walks when the urge to smoke hits. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger's Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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Behavior Therapy (Definition)

Behavior therapy seeks to target the symptoms or behaviors that are troublesome, based upon the principles of behavior modification, rather than attempting ...Read more


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