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ERIC Number: EJ911980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1539-4352
A Review of Timeout Ribbons
Kostewicz, Douglas E.
Behavior Analyst Today, v11 n2 p95-104 2010
Researchers and practitioners often employ timeout procedures to manage inappropriate classroom behavior. When implemented inappropriately, however, timeout can result in dangerous situations and have received increased scrutiny (i.e., seclusion). The timeout ribbon procedure can prevent some of the dangerous situations associated with other forms of the punishment procedure. This review examines how researchers have used the timeout ribbon to affect change in the behaviors of school-aged children. A summary of the findings indicates that the timeout ribbon procedure effectively reduced inappropriate behaviors but did not increase compliance. The review provides both implications for practitioners and additional research directions. (Contains 1 table.)
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 - Evaluative
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Language: English
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