Functional Assessment and Noncontingent Reinforcement in the Treatment of Disruptive Vocalization in Elderly Dementia Patients
Noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) was used as an intervention with 2 elderly dementia patients who engaged in disruptive vocalization. Several assessment procedures, including functional analysis, were conducted to identify reinforcing stimuli for use in the NCR intervention. Functional analyses and the NCR intervention were implemented in each participant's natural environment. NCR was effective in reducing disruptive vocalizations.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Buchanan, J.A. & Fisher, J.E. (2002). Functional Assessment and Noncontingent Reinforcement in the Treatment of Disruptive Vocalization in Elderly Dementia Patients. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35 (1), 99-103.
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Copyright © 2002 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior/John Wiley & Sons. Article published by John Wiley & Sons in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, volume 35, issue number 1, Spring 2002, pages 99-103. Available online on February 27, 2013: http://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2002.35-99