Background: Behaviour management is widely agreed to be a key factor in providing dental care for children. It is imperative that any approach to behavioural management for the dental child patient must be rooted in empathy and a concern for the well being of each child. All aspects of non-pharmacological behavioural management techniques described in the literature over the past 80 years were reviewed. Findings: There is a very wide diversity of techniques used but not all are universally accepted by specialist paediatric and general dentists.
The consequence in ABA is something that immediately follows a behavior and makes that behavior more likely to occur in the future. This can also be thought of as reinforcement. Reinforcement can be either positive or negative.
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