Peggy Halliday discusses a variety of topics related to autism spectrum disorders, such as how can parents determine what reinforces or discourages a behavior
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Host: How can parents determine what enforces or discourages a behavior? Peggy Halliday: Behavior that is reinforced continues and behavior that is not reinforced goes away. So, one way to find out whether we are reinforcing a behavior is, is that behavior continuing. Sometimes, we may be reinforcing behaviors inadvertently; we don t even know where we are reinforcing them. But if a behavior is increasing or continuing there is something that we are doing that s reinforcing that behavior.