Specific reinforcement is directly related to what the speaker wants when teaching mands and a child asks for water they are given water. Under similar conditions this will increase the likelihood of the child asking for water in the future.
Nonspecific reinforcement is given with other verbal behaviors such as a child sees a glass of water and says, ‘Water,’ or repeats the word ‘water’ after hearing it. The nonspecific reinforcement would be anything else other than water given as a consequence for these behaviors and increase the likelihood of the behaviors occurring again in the future under similar conditions.The difference between Specific and Nonspecific Reinforcement in Applied Behavior Analysis. #ABA #Autism #reinforcement Click To Tweet