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Episode 19: Time Out: New School vs. Old School

By The Autism Helper

Rethink your ideas about time out. Instead of viewing this intervention as harsh and aversive instead reframe time out as “time away from reinforcement.” When used in the correct situations, this strategy can be extremely effective to reduce dangerous and disruptive behaviors. In this episode learn how and why to conduct through baseline data so you are only using this strategy in the appropriate situations. Identify the reasons why a “time away from reinforcement” works and how this plays out naturally in the real world. Also, learn tips for utilizing visuals, adding a criteria for exiting a time out, removing the power struggle, and how to ensure that reinforcing aspects are actually removed. It’s time for a new school perspective on this intervention.  Behavior Edition Social Story Adapted Books: Visual Social Story Set: Behavior Management Visuals: Get our free 10 Quick Wins for Positive Behavior Change Interested in learning more about The Autism Helper Professional Development Membership? Click here: Get all updates from The Autism Helper Podcast by clicking subscribe above. Head over to for more info. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest @theautismhelper. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

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