This is an intervention for a maladaptive behavior. The process should include:
data collection to assess probable function of the behavior
assessment of skills and specific teaching of the replacement behavior
strategies to prevent or minimize the maladaptive behavior from occurring
clear consequences for both the appropriate and inappropriate behavior
I am a Life Skills teacher and have a 2nd grade student with autism who will often blow out “boogies” without getting a tissue. He will do this several times a day and it often soils the table or other classroom items. Do you have any ideas of how to stop this somewhat gross behavior? He does have the ability to get a tissue and blow his nose as we have taught the behavior and he has demonstrated that he can do it with both a verbal or picture prompt on occasion.