S. Venkatesan


Behavior modification approaches have long been the mainstay for identifying and managing problem behaviours.  This paper uses caselets based inductive approach to raise key questions, problems and issuesfor consideration at every step of behavior correction program beginning nomination of therapeutic agent, listing of problem behaviours, enumeration of rewards, formulation of baseline, understanding the prevailing attribution of causes and consequences by caregivers for given problem behaviours as preclude to their analysis for planning and implementing remediation strategies. Although seemingly simple, cook-book approaches to behavior diagnosis and change may prove in vain, invalid or ineffective.  Similarly, straight jacketed one shot solutions may also turn flawed.  Case illustrations are used to optimise the effectiveness of such programs.


Challenging behavior, behavior modification, consequence mapping, rewards

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