|Green (2003) © "Red and Green
and through E-Mails; teachers, therapists, parents, aides and those
working with students on the autism spectrum or with behavioral
concerns often ask about specific strategies to incorporate into
specific situations. The links below provide possible ideas to situations.
"We always talk, write words, and draw possible acceptable and
tolerable solutions to each and every situation
as they occur, in green.
We do the same for unacceptable and
intolerable responses to stimuli, in red."
I often answer each question with the same response;
►Begin small by breaking behaviors
down to their simplest steps (shaping),
►Reinforce the "green" (allow student
►React immediately (feedback /
►Allow students to have control over
their environment (provide choices),
►Use pairing to condition red and green
meaning through your actions and reactions,
►Draw or write out the exact expectations
and consequences to behavioral choices (motivation),
►Use the charts/lists instead of
overloading language ("self-prompting"), and
►Provide a "behaviorally trustworthy"
relationship through focusing on the positive outcome.
blank charts to use,
click then print