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ERIC Number: EJ1151455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
A "Healthy-Contingencies" Behavioral Intervention
St. Peter, Claire C.; Marsteller, Tonya M.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v26 n3 p250-263 Sep 2017
Interventions based on functional analyses may result in better treatment outcomes than those using arbitrary reinforcers. However, functional analyses may be impractical in some situations, or an immediate intervention may be necessary while a functional analysis is being conducted. In these situations, delivering the social reinforcers most commonly identified by functional analyses (attention, access to tangibles, and escape from demands) following appropriate behavior and withholding these events following problem behavior may improve behavior. We assessed the extent to which this type of intervention would improve child behavior with three participants. All participants engaged in moderate to high rates of problem behavior and very little appropriate requesting during baseline, and high rates of appropriate requests and reduced rates of problem behavior during treatment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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