Error Correction

An error correction is an instructional procedure that is implemented after a student performs a response that is incorrect or unacceptable based on a specified criterion of acceptable or desired performance. An error correction is a consequence stimulus because it follows a student's response. The primary purpose of error correction is to assist in teaching correct responding by informing the student that a response was incorrect or unacceptable and assisting him or her to perform the correct response. Although presented as a consequence, an error correction is not intended to serve as either a reinforcing or an aversive stimulus. Therefore, error correction should be implemented using a neutral tone of voice and neutral affect. The goal of error correction is to provide feedback regarding ...

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