Social Competence Intervention (SCI)

SCI is a social competence intervention developed by Stichter et al. (2010) that combines both cognitive-behavioral and applied behavior analysis principals within a group-based structure. Specifically, the intervention is designed to enhance the social competence needs of elementary, middle school, and high school youth with social skill deficits. Each version provides structure, consistency, and scaffolding […]

Opportunities to Respond

This intervention has been shown to be successful in multiple classroom settings such as during the use of direct instruction, classwide peer tutoring, and computer-assisted instruction. An OTR is described as a teacher behavior (question, prompt, cue) that invites or solicits an individual student response or a unison response. These student responses can be verbal […]


CW-FIT is a behavioral intervention designed to explicitly teach and reinforce appropriate social behaviors through the use of a game like activity that can be implemented within the general education classroom setting. This intervention can be strategically implemented during “problem” times of the day to decrease problem behavior. CW- FIT incorporates multiple research-based behavioral strategies […]

Choice Making

This intervention has the potential to be effective with children who can do a task, but are deciding not to do so.  The purpose of choice-making interventions is to promote engagement by providing the opportunity for student decision-making and agency with regard to assignment choice and/or order.  A review of 13 choice-making intervention studies by […]

Antecedent Modifications

Student wants to escape nonpreferred activity, so antecedents are altered to increase task engagement. Antecedent-based procedures can be used to decrease inappropriate behaviors or increase appropriate behaviors. Full Intervention Brief: Antecedent Modifications Modeling Videos: Video 1  

Choice of Task Sequence

To lower incidences of inappropriate behavior, child will engage in choice. Research has found that just making a choice is reinforcing. Full Intervention Brief: Choice of Task Sequence Modeling Videos (YouTube): Video 1, Video 2 Modeling Video (TeacherTube): Video 1  

Behavioral Contracts

To lower the incidence of inappropriate behaviors, including escape behaviors, the child, teacher and parent will write a contract of appropriate behavior goals. Reinforcements will be given at different stages according to the contract. Full Intervention Brief: Behavioral Contracts  

Guided Notes

Guided Notes provide a handout of notes that have blank spaces for writing down lesson concepts, allowing the student opportunities to demonstrate appropriate classroom behavior. Notes are reviewed by the teacher, providing positive reinforcement. This intervention can be used with children of many ages (especially those in grade four through twelve), with or without disabilities. […]

Removal of Punishment

Positive punishment occurs when an aversive stimulus as a consequence is applied in response to appropriate behavior (see below). The presentation of an aversive stimulus causes a decrease in appropriate behavior and has long-term behavior effects. The removal of the positive punishment involves the elimination of this punishment so that it is more likely that […]

Interspersing Easier Problems in Drill Practices

Research indicates that problem completion within an activity is in itself a reinforcing event. Interspersing easier problems during drill activities increases completion rates and enjoyment of activity. Full Intervention Brief: Interspersing Easier Problems Modeling Videos: Video 1 Evidence Brief: Interspersing Easier Problems EB