Behavior Modification

Behaviour modification techniques aim to manipulate the antecedents and consequences of behaviour so that the likelihood of appropriate behaviour is increased and inappropriate behaviour is decreased.

Proactive behaviour modification, interventions which avoid the utilization of aversive consequences, also involves teaching new and more appropriate skills (positive programming). The reason for this is the belief that all behaviour is learned. If you are trying to reduce an inappropriate behaviour, an appropriate behaviour must be taught as an alternative.