Ten-year-old Billy has started to use foul language in casual
conversation just as his mother does. She laughs when Billy uses this
language and does not see it as an issue. It is only when Billy gets in
trouble and his mother is called to the school that she recognizes there
may be a problem.
As Billy’s school teacher, explain and provide examples of how you would
help him overcome the use of this foul language through operant
conditioning (e.g., you may use positive reinforcement, negative
Lastly, what advice would you give to Billy’s mom about how she might
deal with this problem at home? Be sure to explain the role
observational learning plays in this behavior, and what his mother could
do differently to help him avoid this behavior.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least one scholarly source