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Using a Multiple Schedule and DRA to Reduce Hand Motor Stereotypy

By March 13, 2022No Comments

Motor stereotypy can be challenging to decrease due to the function of the behavior to be automatically reinforcing. It can compete with other reinforcers within the client’s environmentA multiple schedule entails allowing the client to engage in motor stereotypy during certain periods of time. For instance, during a break. A red card is used to signal when the student cannot engage in motor stereotypy. A green card is used to signal when the client can engage in motor stereotypy. When motor stereotypy is unavailable, a DRA (differential reinforcement of alternative behavior) is introduced. During a DRA, the client is prompted to engage in an appropriate alternative behavior. Reinforcement is provided for engaging in the appropriate alternative behavior.