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Using Positive Reinforcement

When supporting children on the autism spectrum, using positive reinforcement is a critical strategy that can make a world of difference. At Blue Parachute, we understand the unique challenges and potential of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our exclusive video library, developed based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, provides parents,  teachers, and caregivers with valuable tools to enhance learning and development.

In this blog, we will explore the power of positive reinforcement and how our videos can help unlock the potential of children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Using Positive Reinforcement – The Likelihood of a Behavior Being Repeated

Positive reinforcement plays a vital role in shaping behaviors and promoting learning in children with ASD. By providing rewards and incentives for desired behaviors, we increase the likelihood of their repetition. Using positive reinforcement helps focus on acknowledging and reinforcing the helpful aspects of a person’s behavior, fostering motivation, self-confidence, and independence.

Do You Know How to Use Positive Reinforcement?

Effectively implementing positive reinforcement strategies requires understanding the unique needs of each child or adult on the autism spectrum. Below are some ways that you can incorporate the use of positive reinforcement in teaching someone with ASD, regardless of what the subject matter is.

Identify target behaviors

Start by identifying specific behaviors you wish to reinforce, such as communication, social interaction, or self-care skills. After recognizing these behaviors, create small goals consisting of achievable steps.

Choose meaningful rewards

Tailor rewards to the individual interests and preferences of the person. It could be a favorite toy, a particular activity they highly enjoy, or even verbal praise. The key is to make the reward meaningful and motivating.

Provide immediate feedback

Timely feedback is essential for reinforcing desired behaviors. Be specific in your praise, highlighting the behavior you want to encourage. Promptly offer rewards and positive feedback when the desired behavior occurs.

Consistency and repetition

Consistency is key to successful positive reinforcement. Establish clear expectations and ensure that everyone involved in the person’s care and education is on the same page. Repetition and practice will help reinforce new skills and behaviors over time.

ABA Reinforcement Ideas

Our Licensed and Certified Behavior Therapists have carefully crafted engaging videos incorporating positive reinforcement techniques. The videos available from Blue Parachute leverage the principles of ABA therapy, including videos on how to best teach someone on the autism spectrum. Each video focuses on building essential skills and other vital skills, including communication, thinking and learning skills, and life skills. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or other caregiver, you can gain valuable insights and strategies to implement by watching and learning from our videos.

Using these techniques can be a game-changer for children on the autism spectrum. Blue Parachute offers a comprehensive collection of videos designed to empower parents, teachers, and caregivers with the knowledge and tools necessary to promote positive behaviors and development. By incorporating positive reinforcement strategies into your daily routines and leveraging our online resources, you can help your child reach their full potential. Use our online form or contact us directly at to learn more about our subscription pricing and start your journey toward unlocking the potential of your child with ASD.

Can We Answer Your Questions About Using Positive Reinforcement?

With our videos, we are providers of online autism home support services, and yet we understand that you may still have questions or concerns. Don’t worry because we’re here to support you on your journey. Whether you need guidance on which video will help you teach while using positive reinforcement effectively or if you need help with our many other helpful videos, we offer a wide selection and a range of pricing tiers to make it easier to teach anyone on the spectrum.


  1. American Psychological Association – Autism Spectrum Disorder
  2. NIH – A Comparison of Traditional and Embedded Discrete Trial Teaching
  3. National Autistic Society (UK) – Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)


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