Why Ignoring Behavior Problems Is Difficult│Extinction & Applied Behavior Analysis

Why Ignoring Behavior Problems Is Difficult│Extinction & Applied Behavior Analysis


almost all behavior analytic
interventions run contrary to your instinct that’s the hardest part
a couple of years ago I was working with a family and the mom told me she had
like five kids and dad worked a ton I think he worked overnight so he wasn’t
home and like all five kids were in her bed with her and I was like that needs
to stop so I’m lined up I went upstate I was
there I’ll sleep in the hallway like I will literally set up shop in the
hallway if those kids come out of the room you can get in through me before
you know before you just drop my mom’s line asleep and I heard her the next day
mom was like oh my god yeah it’s like a new person
I was like I mean I slept great too I’m glad because I guess the kids didn’t get
past me and it’s already important to do to listen to your child oh my and things
like that and especially if your child has developmental delay knots and things
like that that’s you’re adding it significantly harder so you can
understand you have that empathy for these inherence who are going through
this yeah anyone who has kids gets it right yeah it changes your view a little
bit on hunt yeah I didn’t step in the hallway but I never even help out a
parent who I was doing a home program for he would actually it was all
attention he would actually hold his bowels all day until he/she put him to
bed and he would fecal smear because he knew that would get mom in there
and it went on and like it he’s finger-painting all over because somehow she reinforced the most
intense behavior and she did a nice job ignoring the low intensity ones right
this video right this tonight can serve as birth control yeah sorry an Andrea
say to if you think about sleep as behavior for this behavior I didn’t man
can’t do it why yeah we always all these providers always saying no we can yeah
but so the Thunder I don’t know I think maybe maybe part funding maybe it’s just
like that last have who plays like alone go there overnight or whatever mark
Mintz was big on that the neurologist out of CNN H he’s big on you know sleep
impacting behavior it’s huge what sucks as if it is medical later like I felt
guilty of shit cuz Olivia was crying and a lot and she couldn’t get out of bed at
that infant age and it was you know me and Chris were like younger like like
and then like took her you know took her to a GI doctor and she had like severe
reflux and then we found out all we had to do was give her this like like kid
version of prevacid and then consider upward a little up right and she stopped
and we felt like shit like we were like we’re ignoring our chops where I don’t
like any of that inventions we always go first that’s not a goal yeah
so so you’d roll out all that matter there was some true medical need and you
wouldn’t do something like this this proved to be a behavior I think my wife
is the biggest variable when it comes to the sleeve because the emotions like you
said she gets it I finally got her to buy into this site that’s what it is
with all parents and attention and working with mothers and some get it but
it’s the emotion it is you can’t just turn it off your human beers right that
comes first you’re just like you know what this is my style and because I
really say all almost all behavior analytic interventions run contrary to
your instinct that’s the hardest part that’s almost all behavior analytic
interventions that involve any form of extinction escaped extinction tangible
extinction sensory they all run against your DNA because you want to console and
at what point though when a baby can’t communicate that’s the hard part when a
baby can’t communicate and what age is it that you finally start reinforcing
GRA like appropriate communication as opposed to the crying so it’s there’s no
clear line when you start you know because as a mom or as a dad especially
the mom you’re reinforcing you could you have to offer a whole bunch of things to
the baby because they can’t communicate and you’re offering everything you can
number one out of negative reinforcements they stopped crying and
two because you had a compassion knowing they want something but you can’t
communicate what so what what age do you finally start saying wait a second this
is a behavior issue you know anyway

16 thoughts on “Why Ignoring Behavior Problems Is Difficult│Extinction & Applied Behavior Analysis

  1. Ignoring an undesired behavior on its way to extinction would be/is my great burden. Logistically, I can easily recognize that giving attention to it is horribly unproductive, but not allowing it to get on my last nerve can be horribly challenging to me.

  2. Oh man, I wouldn't be able to do that. You guys are strong. When addy was a baby if she cried my whole world stopped spinning until, I could make whatever it was better for her. I feel like she still has that power over me lol. It will never stop amazing me how cool aba is.

  3. Yes! Children definitely need sleep! Also with children it’s hard for them to express how they feel so it is definitely good to rule out anything medical related.

  4. Very valuable information! I was at a home case the other day and my client didn’t earn so he started to cry, and it wasn’t an angry cry is was a sad cry and it took everything in me not to budge.

  5. It is hard as a parent to watch your child cry, especially when they are giving you that look haha I can never look at my son when he cries because he knows that when he looks at me a certain way with those pouty lips and watery eyes that I give in, so I’m normally just ignoring the crying unless it is medical related.

  6. The video made me really uncomfortable. I am a parent and a BCBA. The round table sounds like every professional who acts like they know best. All of our science means little if there is not social validity and that only comes with being able to meet families where they are. Co sleeping is not pathological and does not inherently require an intervention; it depends on family culture and priorities.

  7. Hello Brett. How do I contact for services? I followed the links and they seem to be more training/career focused.
    Thanks,
    Alexis

  8. I really appreciated this video. I definitely don’t understand what parents go through and I think this video will help me to be more empathetic and understanding of how a parent feels about their child. Thank you!

  9. I’m not a parent and I try to keep that at the forefront of my mind when I’m working with parents, because I can’t understand what it feels like to implement extinction procedures with your child or the embarrassment of tantrum behaviors in public. And it’s hard because getting your child to stop the challenging behavior quickly is negatively reinforcing. I really appreciated what Brett said about most behavior analytic principles going against instinct. I’ve been working in a school where it seems like everyone wants to stop behaviors instantly and when they follow their instinct they end up reinforcing problem behaviors. I’ve been reminding myself lately that behavior analysis plays the long game, it’s not about quick fixes. So we’ve got to retune our instincts to also be about the long game.

  10. As someone without children I definitely don't understand what parents go through but this video helped me imagine how hard it could be for a parent to ignore the troublesome behavior when it causes their child distress.

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