A better, more effective form of discipline is positive reinforcement. There are several advantages to use positive reinforcement rather than punishment. This includes the marked increase in interest in the subject matter at hand. For example: when the cane is used to punish incorrect responses, the child lives in fear of being called out in class. When praise or tangible items are used to reward correct responses, the child desires to engage in the lesson as they are recognised in a special way and there is a marked increase in self-esteem.
HOW DO YOU DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD? THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY PUNISHMENT IS INEFFECTIVE
Amanda Wood, our Principal Psychologist of course continues to supervise all the team members and oversee and support all the care and services provided by Real Disability care. As a Board Approved Supervisor she provides fortnightly clinical supervisions to all staff in the area of supporting children and adults with a disability or autism and ensuring as team we continue to provide high quality, evidence based and practical interventions and support.