ERIC Number: EJ1053349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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The Effects of Work-Reinforcer Schedules on Performance and Preference in Students with Autism
Bukala, Magdalena; Hu, Meng Yao; Lee, Ronald; Ward-Horner, John C.; Fienup, Daniel M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n1 p215-220 Spr 2015
This study investigated performance under and preference for continuous and discontinuous work-reinforcer schedules in 3 students who had been diagnosed with autism. Under continuous schedules, participants completed all work and consumed all reinforcers in contiguous units. Under discontinuous schedules, work and reinforcer access were broken up into smaller units. During the alternating-schedules phase, session duration was shorter in the continuous schedule for 2 participants. During free choice, all 3 participants preferred the continuous work schedule.
Descriptors: Reinforcement, Scheduling, Autism, Performance, Preferences, Time on Task, Student Attitudes
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