ERIC Number: EJ364915
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Use of Escape and Reward in the Management of Young Children during Dental Treatment.
Allen, Keith D.; Stokes, Trevor F.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v20 n4 p381-90 Win 1987
A contingency management procedure using both positive and negative reinforcement was used to strengthen cooperative behavior in five children (ages 3-6) during a series of restorative dental treatment sessions lasting from 15-60 minutes. Baseline levels of disruptive behavior as high as 90 percent were reduced to less than 15 percent. (JW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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