They Won’t/Don’t Understand

They Won’t/Don’t Understand

“I don’t think he understands what I’m reinforcing him for!” is a not uncommon objection to the use of reinforcement for appropriate behavior, especially with our non-vocal or early learners. Some great news: our little guys don’t have to “understand.” Reinforcement is a process which occurs whether or not the individual “knows” what they are being reinforced for.

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