(Part of the PRO-ED Series on How to Manage Behavior)
Structuring a home or classroom situation to temporarily remove positive reinforcement to reduce undesirable behavior is referred to as “time-out" in behavior management. This book includes research to support important features about time-out regarding both positive and negative implications of its use. This text defines and clarifies the concept of time-out and describes in detail the 13 basic steps in using time-out. Exercises, examples, and tasks with a useful appendix for behavior recording assist the reader. Though the technique is most appropriate for children, this book includes some examples for use with teenagers and with business applications to demonstrate how the principles generalize to other settings and behaviors. The material in this resource provides readers with a solid foundation in the use of time-out.
48 pages • 6" x 9" • softcover • ©2018