The topic of this poster is planned ignoring. The purpose of this poster was to answer the question of how planned ignoring can be used effectively. Planned ignoring is defined as purposely ignoring an individual who is demonstrating an undesirable behavior. When using planned ignoring, the subject should not be told that planned ignoring is being used. Results of eliminated behavior will not always be revealed immediately. The target behavior may potentially escalate before effective results are demonstrated. It is recommended that planned ignoring not be used with all behaviors such as, if an individual is causing harm to himself or others, the problem should be addressed with a different strategy. According to the research, planned ignoring appears to be effective when employed in classroom settings.
Special Education and Teaching
Glass, Emily and Mayes, Cayla, "Planned Ignoring" (2012). Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431). Paper 6.