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Autism Live

An interactive web-show and podcast providing support, resources, information, facts, and entertainment.

Jun 19, 2015

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Today’s Jargon is Distractor!  When beginning to teach using the principles of ABA, it is common to use errorless learning, teaching one target at a time, and only presenting the target as a choice.  Eventually a therapist will present wrong choices as well as the right choice.  The wrong choices are distractors and help to ensure the student can discriminate between the target and other choices.


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