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ERIC Number: EJ781317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Errorless Acquiescence Training: A Potential "Keystone" Approach to Building Peer Interaction Skills in Children with Severe Problem Behavior
Ducharme, Joseph M.; Folino, Anthony; DeRosie, Janine
Behavior Modification, v32 n1 p39-60 2008
Errorless acquiescence training (EAT) was developed as a graduated, success-focused, and short-term intervention for building social skills. The approach focuses on building the skill of acquiescence (i.e., teaching children to be flexible with the needs and will of peers). The authors predict that acquiescence would serve as a "keystone", that is, a skill that when trained produces widespread improvements in child behavior, including reductions in antisocial behavior. The authors provide EAT to eight children referred to a clinical classroom for severe antisocial behavior. Consistent with errorless paradigms, key intervention components present at the initiation of intervention are systematically faded at a slow enough rate to ensure continued prosocial interactions throughout and following treatment. Children demonstrate substantial increases in acquiescent responding and other prosocial behavior as well as covariant reductions in antisocial behaviors. "Acquiescence" is discussed in terms of its potential as a keystone for prosocial responding in children with antisocial behavior. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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