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ERIC Number: ED175195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Comparative Effectiveness of Positive Reinforcement Versus Negative Verbal Reinforcement in the Training of Autistic Children to Avoid Self-Inflicted Injury.
Alvir, Claire
After a brief review of the literature the research proposal focuses on the comparative effectiveness of non-verbal positive reinforcement vs. verbal negative reinforcement in the reduction of self-inflicted injury on 23 elementary age autistic children. In the two phase study each child would be paired by age, sex, length of time in school, developmental placement, verbal communication level, and presence of handicap; one child in each pair receiving positive (the other negative) reinforcement in phase one, and reversed in phase two. The children are to be observed for 10 days, 3 times a day, by two different observers, scoring observed head hitting behavior. A 12 step procedure is outlined, methods of data analysis are proposed, and a time schedule and budget are included. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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