Chapter 10

Positive practice overcorrection is when students are

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Unformatted text preview: ional overcorrection and positive-practice overcorrection are the two major forms of overcorrection (Foxx & Azrin, 1972; Henderson, French, & Fritsch, 2000; Porter, 2000; Schloss & Smith, 1994). Restitutional overcorrection requires that students fix or correct any damage caused by the their behavior, and to repair the environment to a condition better than it was 26 before it was damaged. For example a student who writes on his desk is asked to clean his desk and others in the room. Positive-practice overcorrection is when students are asked to practice the correct alternative behavior to their misbehavior repeatedly. For example, students who push while getting on a bus are asked to practice getting on the bus correctly four or five times. A potential benefit is that the misbehavior is interrupted in the short run by the requirement to practice the positive alternative. Overcorrection is a fairly intrusive and severe intervention. As we noted before, these types of interventions should not be used until less severe interventions have failed. Also, there are a numb...
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