This activity has been revised and was originally created by Vickie Brennan, Flo Ryu and Dennis Lolli and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
In this activity, the teacher pairs a predetermined reinforcer with the student’s attention to a light source. The student should exhibit attention behaviors such as cessation of motor activity, smiling, quieting, eye widening, raising or crinkling eyebrows, and an increase or decrease in respiration. These responses should be detected within five seconds of the activity to be deemed accurate. Lessons include Orientation and Mobility.