|Your response||Response example|
|Acceptable ABA Intervention||
Differential negative reinforcement to request for a break
|Physically prevent escape (escape extinction); Use a DRL and take away an icon each time escape is attempted; Implement response cost using tokens earned during work; Verbally redirect|
|More Trauma-Informed ABA Intervention||
Use functional communication and say, “I need a break” in order to leave the desk.
|Allow escape for a brief duration and provide an enhanced break from work when the client asks for a break; Do not block escape and provide highly desired positive reinforcers for task completion; Use demands fading to gradually build up desk time; Work on rapport building and make tasks more interesting to engage the client during work trials.|