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ERIC Number: EJ1033881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Effects of a Reduced Time-Out Interval on Compliance with the Time-Out Instruction
Donaldson, Jeanne M.; Vollmer, Timothy R.; Yakich, Theresa M.; Van Camp, Carole
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n2 p369-378 Sum 2013
Time-out is a negative punishment procedure that parents and teachers commonly use to reduce problem behavior; however, specific time-out parameters have not been evaluated adequately. One parameter that has received relatively little attention in the literature is the mode of administration (verbal or physical) of time-out. In this study, we evaluated a procedure designed to reduce problem behavior and increase compliance with the verbal instruction to go to time-out. Specifically, we reduced the time-out interval contingent on compliance with the time-out instruction. Six preschool-aged boys participated in the study. Time-out effectively reduced the problem behavior of all 6 participants, and the procedure to increase compliance with the time-out instruction was effective for 4 of 6 participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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