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ERIC Number: EJ930739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
Use of Differential Reinforcement to Increase Hearing Aid Compliance: A Preliminary Investigation
Bass-Ringdahl, Sandie M.; Ringdahl, Joel E.; Boelter, Eric W.
Volta Review, v110 n3 p435-445 Fall 2010
Compliance with hearing aid use can be difficult to achieve with children. This difficulty can be increased when a child presents with other disabilities, such as developmental delays. Behavioral treatments, including differential reinforcement, might be one strategy for increasing compliance by these children. In the clinical scenario discussed, the hearing aid compliance of a young child with Sanfilippo syndrome was increased by systematic application of differential reinforcement and escape extinction. Treatment appeared to be successful both in the clinic and during a 1-month follow-up visit to the child's educational placement. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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