Within the heading “Behavioral Theory” there are actually many things going on. There is behavioral learning theory; there is behavior management theory; there is behavioral therapy, there are “behaviorists” and there are a variety of strategies often used in classrooms and other settings that are drawn from behavioral theory but violate the basic principles in the ways that they are implemented. There are some processes, such as reinforcement, that are widely used in ways not specific to behavioral theories but are used in specialized ways within behavioral theories. Being specific about language and referents becomes very important
The PowerPoint linked below provides some basic introduction to some of the principles and strategies that are common to work based on behavioral theory.