Fitting In Clinical Applications 3

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Strategy Competing stimulus Leveraging restrictive behavior for interactive play (Watkins et al., 2019)
Description of implementation and outcomes

identify alternative stimulus that are motivating to students

  • Try to match each of the participating individual’s interests with an activity that they all might enjoy
  • Ideally, the activity will be something within their skill set that will only require some modeling to get started
  • If it doesn’t work out, try another activity
Possible clinical obstacles

finding alternative competing stimulus

  • Staff or caregivers may need encouragement as they trial-and-error activities
  • New opportunities for interactions may emerge that the staff may further encourage with modeling or light prompting (such as, from the dance example, trading dance ribbons, mimicking others’ dance moves, coordinated dance like holding hands or interlocking arms, singing along)