It’s a Thursday, and Mateo hasn’t had the easiest of weeks. Despite recent gains in appropriate behavior, today’s afternoon session has ground to a halt. But his afternoon technician, Lisa, is a pro. After several attempts to engage Mateo with his planned therapy, she recognizes his refusal isn’t accompanied by any problem behaviors. She waits calmly with him and then slowly engages him until they’re working on how to ask for a break together.