Using videos as reinforcers, is there no other option?
My son's aba therapists have started to use videos(songs) as reinforcers. Now its been 2 years my son gets 0 screen time. We have been managing him in public and at home without using any distractions. The reason we stopped ipad and all gadgets was cause he would spend lot of time on it. Once we stopped it he started interacting with us more, he developed a strong interest in books(spends hours with books) and his behavior improved. He does his work at preschool without any screen time. However his artwork at school is fun and the aba programs are no fun. The therapist says its impossible to get him to color inside a shape, so she uses videos. Its impossible to get him to eat, so videos again. I have already had so many issues with the aba therapy and am writing an email almost every week to the supervisor. Should I let this one go (we have struggled very hard to get to 0 screen time)?
They did try spin stops, flying helicopters , etc but they work for one ot two sessions, after that my son won't be interested in it. He looses interest in toys pretty fast. For coloring, writting they say toys don't work and he needs highest reinforcer I.e videos