Extinction is a behavioral principle that can be used to decrease or eliminate an interfering behavior by withholding the consequences that are maintaining it.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about extinction (EXT).
- Applying EXT in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The EXT module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for EXT||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of EXT||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for EXT||25 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using EXT||45 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring EXT||25 minutes|
|Applying EXT||10 minutes|
Morin, K., & AFIRM Team. (2017). Extinction. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/Extinction
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the extinction (EXT) module (PDF document, 1 page)