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ERIC Number: EJ798631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Functional Analysis and Treatment of Noncompliance by Preschool Children
Wilder, David A.; Harris, Carelle; Reagan, Renee; Rasey, Amy
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v40 n1 p173-177 Spr 2007
A functional analysis showed that noncompliance occurred most often for 2 preschoolers when it resulted in termination of a preferred activity, suggesting that noncompliance was maintained by positive reinforcement. A differential reinforcement procedure, which involved contingent access to coupons that could be exchanged for uninterrupted access to the activity maintaining noncompliance, was successful in increasing compliance for both children. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A