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Green, I. (2003). Red and green choices: A positive behavioral
development strategy for students with autism or behavioral
predispositions. Huron, Ohio: author
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Part of the "Red and Green Choices" philosophy entails "setting high
reasonable and achievable behavioral standards, then allowing students
to choose acceptable and tolerable 'green' solutions to situations
through attentive adult guided positive behavioral strategies" (Green,
Green (2003) states "students will gain respect for the behavioral process and realize that
developing positive behaviors increases their adaptation skills. In other
words, it makes their environment more predictable and easier for them to
handle" (pg. 38).
Green (2003) believes in designating one person, referred to as the
"designated adult" to begin the behavioral change process while
"The student will need and want that one adult for
behavioral guidance, assistance, respect and understanding.
The student will rely on everything that adult has developed
with them thus far. Meaning, the student has become familiar
with the red and green strategies, expressions, tones, and so
on, of that one adult. That adult becomes a static and
concrete tool for that child to depend upon" (pg. 40).
Green (2003) believes students' behavior is 100% her responsibility,
until she develops a reciprocal trustworthy relationship based on her
principle of "behavioral trust". Green teaches students behavioral
reasoning skills by allowing students to become attentive to their own
behaviors, allowing success and reinforcing sequential behavioral
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