Differential Reinforcement: A New Definition, and Practical Implications
Differential reinforcement is one of the most common behavior analytic interventions to decrease a problematic behavior and increase an adaptative one. In the presentation held with Andreea Mățăuan, I will discuss: the new definition of differential reinforcement proposed recently by Vollmer et al. (2020); using function-based differential reinforcement to replace the problematic behavior; and the relevance of the matching law in the practical use of the new definition. The focus will be on applying the principles of ABA in an ethical and humane manner, offering services that are in the best interest of our clients, and supporting them in the process of living self-determined and fulfilled lives, starting right now!
Both presentations are in English.