Rethinking Non-Compliance as a Skill and Promoting Self-Advocacy
Melmark authors contribute to the Autism Spectrum News article.
The article, Rethinking Non-Compliance as a Skill and Promoting Self-Advocacy is written by Melmark’s own Alex Kishbaugh, MS, BCBA, Haley M. K. Steinhauser, PhD, BCBA-D, and Frank L. Bird, MEd, BCBA, CDE and is now available!
Nearly all behavior analysts have come across “non-compliance” within the behavior repertoire of our consumers. Many of us have operationally defined it and targeted it for deceleration. However, how often do we stop to consider the significance of non-compliance? Can noncompliance be adaptive? Can non-compliance have multiple adaptive functions? Can we teach our consumers to discriminate when and how to adaptively communicate “no”?