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ERIC Number: EJ1155883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
A Teacher's Guide to Using Extinction in School Settings
Burt, Jonathan L.; Pennington, Robert C.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v53 n2 p107-113 Nov 2017
The use of extinction procedures or the discontinuation of reinforcement following a behavior targeted for reduction is often used to enhance the efficacy of behavioral interventions. Unfortunately, the application of extinction procedures is associated with several side effects that can produce potentially harmful and counterproductive outcomes. This article defines and describes extinction in practical terms for teachers and outlines recommendations for its use in educational settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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