Title

A Function-Based Classroom Behavior Intervention Using Non-Contingent Reinforcement Plus Response Cost

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2012

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study investigated the use of noncontingent reinforcement with response cost to reduce problem verbal and physical behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement in an internationally adopted, post-institutionalized student diagnosed with ADHD. Systematic direct observation was employed to measure behavior in a single-subject withdrawal design. Results indicate this function-based intervention was effective when used in a school and implemented with fidelity by a paraprofessional.

Publication Title

Education and Treatment of Children

DOI

10.1353/etc.2012.0017