In some cases, the teacher may implement a consequence-based intervention. This involves adjusting the consequences that affect the problem behavior. Specifically, a teacher:
- Provides reinforcement for the replacement behavior
- Withholds the consequence that previously reinforced the problem behavior
Although this is a consequence-based intervention, the teacher may still need to make adjustments to the antecedents so that the replacement behavior is more likely to occur.
|Problem behavior||When presented with academic tasks, a student whines, complains that the work is too hard, or engages in mildly disruptive behaviors such as foot-tapping, pencil-tapping, or clicking her tongue.|
|Replacement behavior||When presented with academic tasks, the student will work quietly to complete them.|
|Adjust antecedent||The teacher will assign tasks that are within the student’s ability level.|
1) Reinforce the replacement behavior
The teacher will give the student attention when she begins working on a task.
2) Do not reinforce the problem behavior (i.e., extinction)