Increasing Opportunities to Respond (Center for Promoting Research to Practice, Lehigh University)


Research indicates that increasing opportunities to respond has several beneficial outcomes related to student engagement, academic outcomes, behavior, and participation. Students tend to be more engaged, thereby participating more in class, which leads to higher academic outcomes. There also tends to be fewer occurrences of inappropriate behavior as appropriate behavior is reinforced. Using this intervention also allows for more efficient use of instructional time and should be incorporated into a teacher’s daily lesson plans.


Behavior Curriculum/Instructional Methods Instructional Strategies