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Types of Stimulus Prompts and Response Prompts in ABA

In Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), there are two types of prompts: stimulus prompts and response prompts.

Stimulus prompts are external cues that remind the individual of what they should be doing. For example, a picture of a drink may be a stimulus prompt for an individual to ask for a drink.

Response prompts are cues that help the individual to respond correctly. For example, if an individual is asked to name a color, a response prompt might be to say “red” if the color red is presented.

Both stimulus and response prompts are important in ABA, as they help the individual to learn new skills and to generalize those skills to new situations.

Generalization and Maintenance in Applied Behavior Analysis

What is generalization and maintenance in Applied Behavior Analysis? Generalization and maintenance are essential to providing quality treatment as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). You could argue that if you are not teaching for generalization then you are not providing quality ABA service. Generalization occurs when a trained …

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Stimulus Generalization and Response Generalization

What are Stimulus Generalization and Response Generalization? Stimulus generalization and response generalization are two of the more difficult terms RBTs must learn in preparation for their RBT exam. These terms even give BCBAs difficulty at times. Both stimulus generalization and response generalization are cornerstones of good applied behavior analysis treatment. Generalization occurs when relevant behaviors …

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What is extinction in ABA therapy?

The simplest way to explain extinction is withholding reinforcement from a previously reinforced behavior. When something used to exist but is no longer available, it is said to have become extinct. Extinction in applied behavior analysis simply refers to the gradual elimination of unappealing and undesirable behaviors. This is accomplished through a series of therapeutic …

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