Structuring the environment indicates adding structure to promote positive behavior. Planned activities are part of structuring the environment and decreases wait time which can be an ‘antecedent’ or cause of interfering behaviors. A schedule refers to the presentation of a list that communicates a series of activities required for a specified time period. Schedules are often supplemented by reinforcement. Reinforcement is the delivery of a favorite item or activity that follows a behavior increasing the likelihood of the continuation of a behavior.
My children have difficulty behaving in restaurants and during family events. What can I do to help them?