Premack Principle

9 Feb

I’m working with a mom who’s young son was recently diagnosed with autism. In helping her think of ways to help him eat protein, I mentioned the Premack Principle (based on David Premack’s research). I did my best to explain it to her, but I wanted to provide her with some type of handout on this strategy; a little cheat sheet perhaps. I searched online and found nothing of the sort. Some definitions and Wiki pages, sure. But no quick-guide to give to parents. So, I created one. Feel free to share with anyone you know who might find this helpful.  The awesome thing about this is that it can be used with people of all ages and abilities! (Click to enlarge)

PremackHANDOUT

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2 Responses to “Premack Principle”

  1. Pamela J Clarle February 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    This was the ONLY way I could get my daughter to try new things and it works well in many scenarios besides eating ~ still at ten years and fully intigrated into a ‘regular’ grade 4 class with an aid we still use first/than to get her doing things she isn’t happy doing. It’s an amazingly helpful
    Tool to have 🙂 Good luck 🙂

    • angelina258 February 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

      Yes! This intervention is useful for all people, any age, in any environment! I’m glad to hear it’s been successful for you. 🙂

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