An ELO may be cute/goofy but may not be functional. i.e. “Pounding the rock” or some silly phraseGo into what we mean by “functional” a.k.a. NON BULL SHIT ELO’s
Structured play = giant mass of ELOsReiterate previous slideshow: playroom/music are not break time for tutors
Maybe mention the idea of avoiding vocal ELO’s while running vocal procedures? This may be more if you’re having difficulties w/ the procedure (“Burn out” so to speak).
Reinforcer apron… name says it all.Possible Question:What about when running a procedure and you are getting little to no correct responses? Can I use ELO’s and then reinforce w/ tangibles?
EXTRA LEARNINGOPPORTUNITIES(ELO’S)Psy 35701
ELO ELO’s are any unscheduled trial with your child No formal procedure may exist Only considered an ELO if “true trial” An SD A response: correct or incorrect A consequence: reinforcement or correctiveprocedure ELO’s can be a variety of behaviors ELO’s can take place in various settings2
A variety of behaviors3 Previously mastered procedures Star stacker Puzzles Trace line Various forms of imitation Mastered procedures sans materials are mostefficient (i.e. verbal directions) Be creative and teach your child new skills Attempt to make ELO’s as functional aspossible
Various settings4 In the booth “Quiet hands” “Sit in chair” ELOs in the playroom Structured play Cleaning up ELOs in the common area Structured Play “Stop” and “Go”
Some thoughts5 Provide variety with different ELO’s Refrain from incessant hand clapping and nosetouching Generalize mastered procedures to novelstimuli/contexts Use ELO’s to maintain behavioral momentum Use ELO’s during transitions betweenprocedures and inter-trial intervals While replacing stimuli and materials
Some more thoughts6 Use ELO’s to gain compliance When procedure trials are going poorly Use ELO’s during down time Keep your child engaged constantly Reinforce behavior at least every 3 seconds Reminder: Reinforcer aprons
Reinforcement or Correction7 Only use social reinforcers for ELO’s No tangibles No edibles (where applicable) Full physically prompt incorrect responses Follow up prompted response with socialreinforcement