LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Preferred Item as a Distracter

Author(s)
Joe E Reichle, Carol L Davis, Shelley Neilsen Gatti, Lillian K Duran

Description

A fact sheet defining the use of a preferred item as a distracter as an intervention strategy to avert challenging behavior by presenting a child with an activity or a preferred item. The sheet also explains benefits from such a strategy and how to do it.

Details

Date
2012 
Type
Fact sheet 
Publisher
Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (MNLEND)

Topics

  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Positive behavior support
    • Specific disability
      • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
      • Specific life stage
        • Children