Title

An Examination of Response Covariation in the Behavioral Treatment of Identical Twin Boys with Multiple Behavioral Disorders

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1994

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study examined the response covariation phenomenon in the behavioral treatment of a noncompliant, nonattentive child with autism in a school setting. The treatment consisted of reinforcement for compliance and attention. Results showed that the reinforcement of compliance was associated with increased levels of compliance, attending, and directed verbalizations. Sequential scatterplot data analysis suggested that compliance and attending directly covaried as a function of the reinforcement for compliance contingency. The results of this multiple treatment study suggests that reinforcement of compliance had the broadest positive effect for the subject since positive collateral changes were observed in attending and directed verbalizations when compliance was reinforced.

Publication Title

Behavioral Interventions

DOI

10.1002/bin.2360090302