NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ846469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
Brief Report: Use of an Antecedent Procedure to Decrease Night Awakening in an Infant--A Replication
Cautilli, Joseph
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v2 n1 p9-13 Win 2005
Borowski, Hunter, and Johnson (2001) found that an antecedent strategy such as white noise could decrease sleep awakenings for infants in the natural home environment. This study attempts to replicate the findings using an ABAB reversal design. A five month and one week old child, who had difficulty with waking an average of four times per night, was placed on a white noise program. This program consisted of the parents placing a FamilyCare air purifier and ionizer next to the infants crib and turning the machine on just before the infant parents began to rock the infant and then place the infant in the crib for sleep. This antecedent procedure was successful in reducing the number of infant wakening to 1.3 episodes/night. (Contains 1 figure.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A