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What Every Parent Should Know about Behavior Modifications

Behavior modification is a treatment approach consisting of several different techniques that have been found very effective in managing problematic behavior in children.  Many of these techniques can be applied to adults as well; however, for the purpose of this article, we will focus specifically on techniques most commonly used with children.   Behavior modification techniques were initially developed by American behavioral psychologist, B.F. Skinner (1904 – 1990), who considered all human actions to depend on consequences of previous actions.  Simply put it, Skinner believed that behavior could be shaped by reinforcement or lack of it.   Behavior modification…