Shaping

 Shaping is a procedure used to reinforce successive approximations of a new (target) behavior in a person’s repertoire through differential reinforcement.  Approximation means a behavior that resembles the target behavior.  Successive approximations are steps toward the target behavior.  If a behavior never occurs, it is not in the person’s repertoire.  Differential reinforcement is the process of giving more reinforcement for behaviors that are closer to the desired behavior.

preview image of shaping.pdf for Shaping

Details

Type
Brief / Fact Sheet / Tip Sheet, Classroom Support Materials, Family / Community Resource, Tools / Forms
Audience
Administrators, Family / Community, Educators, Related Services / Support Staff
Topic
Autism, Curriculum, IEP, Behavior, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction
Age
All Ages
Provider
TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)
Funded by KSDE Special Education and Title Services (SETS). Administered by the Pittsburg State University. Copyright © 2023. All Rights Reserved.