Positive Reinforcement Case Study

Required Resources

  1. Read from your text, Challenging Behavior in Young Children:
  • Chapter 7: Preventing Challenging Behavior: The Social Context
    • Chapter 7 provides information on creating the social context and recommendations for teaching social skills.
  • Chapter 8: Preventing Challenging Behavior: Physical Space, Routines and Transitions, and Teaching Strategies
    • Chapter 8 provides an overview of prevention, including suggestions for physical space, routines and transitions, and teaching strategies.

The IRIS Center for Training Enhancements. (n.d.). Encouraging Appropriate Behavior. Retrieved from


  • This resource provides case studies displaying challenging behavior and provides information on positive reinforcement strategies. It will assist you in completing the written assignment.
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Assignment (Due 11/07/16)

To complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Assignment link in the left navigation.

Positive Reinforcement Case Study

After reviewing the case study labeled “Level B Case 1” and the STAR sheets in Encouraging Appropriate Behaviorwrite a one- to two-page summary in which you:

  • Discuss one strategy that would best address Doug’s goals.
  • Justify your strategy selection and the benefits of positive reinforcement.
  • Describe how you would implement this strategy, including any possible limitations.


Your paper must be one to two pages in length (double-spaced, not including title and reference pages) and utilize APA formatting. It must cite at least two scholarly resources (including the course text). Citations must be properly formatted in APA style.