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ERIC Number: EJ819946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Noncontingent Escape Access to Self-Reinforcement to Increase Task Engagement for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Cihak, David F.; Gama, Robert I.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v43 n4 p556-568 Dec 2008
This study determined the effectiveness of noncontingent escape access to self-reinforcement, as a student-directed intervention. Three students successfully used a break card to systematically decrease inappropriate behavior maintained by negative reinforcement while increasing task engagement. In addition, teachers completed an Intervention Rating Profile-15 that assessed the social acceptability of this interventions. All teachers indicated that self-reinforcement was socially acceptable for classroom settings and they would recommend it to other teachers. (Contains 3 figures.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A