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ERIC Number: EJ889217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Developing Stimulus Control of the High-Rate Social-Approach Responses of an Adult with Mental Retardation: A Multiple-Schedule Evaluation
Grow, Laura L.; LeBlanc, Linda A.; Carr, James E.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n2 p285-289 Sum 2010
We evaluated a multiple schedule in which the extinction (S-) components were signaled overtly by a black lanyard and the reinforcement (S+) components were not correlated with any programmed stimuli in developing stimulus control over the high-rate social-approach responses of an adult with mental retardation. Responding was consistently low in the presence of the S- and consistently high when the lanyard was absent (i.e., the S+ condition). Component durations were thinned successfully to a level that was manageable for caregivers. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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