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Reply to Sara
Thu Jun 4, 2015 17:40

I think you're right when you say that incentives can be really important to the beginning of the process. I don't think there is a specific age or time that is the same for all children when taking away the incentives. I think it depends on the child and their abilities and disabilities. I see incentives as an initial method when trying to motivate a child to perform a new task or activity. Once the teacher can see that the child is capable of performing the task and that they become more accustomed/comfortable in doing so, I think that is the time to ween the child off of incentives. The teacher can slowly reduce the reward until it is routine for the child to perform the task without an incentive.

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