ERIC Number: EJ316897
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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The Use of a Negative Reinforcement Procedure to Increase the Performance of Autistic and Mentally Retarded Children on Discrimination Training Tasks.
Foxx, R. M.
Analysis and Intervention in Developmental Disabilities, v4 n3 p253-65 1984
Negative reinforcement plus edibles and praise produced about 90 percent correct responding for four severely retarded/autistic children (six to eight years old), while edibles and praise alone were much less effective. Use of negative reinforcement with noncompliant or difficult- to-motivate behaviorally disordered children appeared to be an effective method of increasing their instruction-following. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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