Group Discussion Why did you name your child their name? What special interest does your child have? Do you share this same interest? How can we encourage our children’s interests?
Temperament Characteristics: Activity (High/Low) Rhythm (Regular/Irregular) Reaction to the new (approach/withdraw) Adjustment to Change (Easy/Difficult) Threshold to response (High/Low) Intensity to Reaction (High/Low) Mood (pleasant/moody) Distractibility (high/low) Attention span (high/low)
How can we turn these into good things? Clingy Cry baby Hard headed
Consequences and Behaviors The most powerful consequence is ATTENTION POSTIVE ATTENTION is better than NEGAVITVE ATTENTION
Attention Chart (Token Economy) Choose a behavior to focus on Choose a specific time for what you want to see/hear start or finish Use CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS to describe what you want to see or hear Place chart on refrigerator Mark the chart every day at the same time