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ERIC Number: EJ891859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
A Practitioner's Guide to Implementing a Differential Reinforcement of Other Behaviors Procedure
Gongola, Leah C.; Daddario, Rosemarie
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v42 n6 p14-20 Jul-Aug 2010
The use of interventions to create behavior change among students with disabilities has an extended and complex history (Horner et al., 2005). Practitioners involved in the field of special education often debate best practices from an immense array of available interventions (Heflin & Simpson, 1998). Service providers express concern about effectiveness of treatment options and the ethics consuming the field of special education (Newman, Reeve, Reeve, & Ryan, 2003; Paul, French, & Cranston-Gingras, 2001). This article discusses research supporting the use of differential reinforcement of other behaviors (DRO) and the impact of this strong intervention in reducing undesirable behaviors among students with disabilities. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A