Guided Growth book club with Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff.
Topic: Chapter 6: Relational and Behavioral Approaches to Behavior Management
Synopsis: Two traditional tools widely used and researched by behavioral psychologists for learning and behavior change are reinforcement and punishment. Most parents and teachers probably are somewhat familiar with these ideas and use variations of them daily. As we discuss our approach to behavior management, you will recognize variations on these two strategies that we have found to be the most successful in working with the alcohol- and drug-exposed child. Taking into account teachers’ and parents’ differing teaching styles and children’s own learning styles, there are some criteria for applying individualized intervention strategies, especially within the context of an eight-step structured problem-solving process.