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ERIC Number: EJ1132273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8693
Using Variable Interval Reinforcement Schedules to Support Students in the Classroom: An Introduction with Illustrative Examples
Hulac, David; Benson, Nicholas; Nesmith, Matthew C.; Wollersheim Shervey, Sarah
Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v6 n1 p90-96 2016
When behaviors are reinforced with a variable interval reinforcement schedule, reinforcement is available only after an unknown period of time. These types of reinforcement schedules are most useful for reinforcing slow and steady responding and for differentially reinforcing behaviors that are incompatible with some problematic behaviors. This review helps define variable interval reinforcement schedules, uses the example of a strategy to manage thumb-sucking behavior to illustrate the implementation of these schedules, and describes potential applications in school and clinical settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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