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ERIC Number: EJ849813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Riding the Wave: Creating a Momentum of School Success
Lee, David L.; Belfiore, Phillip J.; Budin, Shannon Gormley
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n3 p65-70 Jan-Feb 2008
Recently, high-probability request sequences has shown promise as a method to enhance student compliance using positive methods without sacrificing the quality of the assignment. High-probability request sequences use a series of preferred behaviors to increase the likelihood that nonpreferred behaviors will occur. For this intervention, a series of brief tasks with a high probability of compliance (high-p tasks) is presented just prior to tasks with a low probability of compliance (low-p tasks). The momentum generated from the series of high-p tasks carries through to increase completion of the low-p task. Classroom teachers can use high-p request task sequences with a variety of tasks and students. This article offers steps that can help teachers develop this procedure for their classrooms. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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