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ERIC Number: EJ1140164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Using a Checkbook Management System to Decrease the Inappropriate Speaking-Out Behaviors of a 14-Year-Old Special Education Student
Smith-Fontenot, Martha; Siegel, Wendy Lowe
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p70-80 Spr-Sum 2007
The authors utilized Applied Behavior Analysis to examine the effects of using tokens with response cost (the Checkbook Management System) on decreasing the inappropriate speaking-out behaviors of a 14-year-old special education student. After functional behavior analysis indicated that the most likely function of the behavior was attention seeking, an intervention was designed to provide attention and tokens contingent upon the performance of the functional alternative behavior of hand-raising and waiting to be called on. Results showed a 67% decrease in the mean target behavior from baseline to intervention conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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