Unleashing Positive Change Through Behavior With Teri Bullis, Ph.D., BCBA

Episode 308,   Jan 23, 12:00 PM

In this illuminating episode, host Wendy Taylor delves into the world of behavior modification with special guest Teri Bullis, Ph.D., BCBA. The focus is on the pivotal role of rewarding desired behaviors and effectively disciplining undesired behaviors using behavior modification techniques. The episode unfolds as a guide to understanding behavior theory and implementing interventions that foster positive behavior change.

Key Takeaways:

  • Behavior Modification Essentials:
    • Explore the fundamentals of behavior modification involving reinforcement for desired behaviors and punishment for undesired ones.
    • Understand the importance of consistency in implementing behavior modification techniques to avoid confusion and increased negative behaviors.
  • Timeout as an Effective Discipline Technique:
    • Delve into the debate around the use of timeout and the host's emphasis on its effectiveness.
    • Learn why providing attention and love in response to negative behavior can reinforce such behavior, and how timeout offers an alternative approach.
  • Identifying and Addressing Negative Behavior:
    • Uncover the significance of identifying factors that reinforce negative behavior to design interventions that promote positive behavior.
    • Gain insights into creating a consistent and supportive environment for children's behavioral development.
  • Strategic Conversations:
    • Understand the importance of having discussions about negative behaviors without children present.
    • Explore how exclusion from initial conversations ensures efficiency and avoids creating negative associations with therapists or discipline processes.
  • Parental Input in Reward System:
    • Learn about the benefits of parents creating a list of rewards for a point system without needing their children's input.
    • Discover how this approach ensures an efficient and effective implementation of the point system, tailored to the child's interests.

Why Listen?
This episode offers a comprehensive exploration of behavior modification, providing practical insights and strategies for parents and educators. Host Wendy Taylor, along with expert Teri Bullis, share real-world examples, emphasizing the positive impact of consistent reinforcement and strategic discipline techniques. Whether you're a parent, teacher, or anyone interested in understanding and shaping behavior, this episode promises valuable takeaways for promoting positive change in the lives of children. Don't miss the chance to unleash the power of behavior modification and create a supportive environment for lasting positive outcomes. Tune in now!

To Contact Teri: 
Behavior Solutions for Children and Families, LLC

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