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This must-have guide delivers a set of fifteen essential behavioral intervention techniques, supported by research and case studies that can be applied in any classroom.
Chapter 2: Behavior Momentum: Beginning with Easy Tasks That Ensure Success in More Difficult Tasks
Behavior Momentum: Beginning with Easy Tasks That Ensure Success in More Difficult Tasks
Behavior Momentum Defined
Behavior momentum is defined as the utilization of a series of preferred behaviors to increase the probability that non-preferred behaviors will occur (Lee, Belfiore, & Budin, 2008). A series of brief preferred tasks that are likely to result in compliance are presented just prior to tasks with a low probability of compliance. The student gains momentum for success and completes the difficult task.
The intervention is more effective when educators deliver praise after the compliance of the high-probability or preferred tasks (Lee, 2005).
The teacher must identify the high-probability tasks and requests—they should be short in duration, requiring less ...