Differential reinforcement is an application of reinforcement designed to reduce the occurrence of interfering behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury, stereotypic behavior).
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about differential reinforcement (DR).
- Applying DR in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The DR module will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for DR||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of DR||25 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for DR||45 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using DR||45 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring DR||25 minutes|
|Applying DR||10 minutes|
Savage, M. N., & AFIRM Team. (2017). Differential reinforcement. 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/differential-reinforcement
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 differential reinforcement (DR) module (PDF document, 1 page)