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behavioral repertoire

Behavior that a particular person has emitted in the past. This is very important to consider when teaching a new skill to someone.  It may seem easy to others or logical to respond in a particular way in a particular situation, however for others emitting a particular behavior will be more challenging if it is something the individual has never done before (e.g., Expecting an individual to use pictures to ask for "help" would require an individual who will need to maintain focus, likely cross the room,  obtain the attention of another person in the environment, scan pictures in an array, have fine-motor control to manipulate the picture and velcro and then hand the icon to a waiting participant.)

Definition reproduced by permission from Amanda N. Kelly at Behaviorbabe.

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