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Maintaining Reductions in Challenging Behavior Following Reinforcement-Based Intervention with Schedule Thinning and Delay-to-Reinforcement

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posted on 2019-08-13, 19:32 authored by Emily V GregoriEmily V Gregori
The purpose of this series of studies was to evaluate the effects of schedule thinning and delay-to-reinforcement following intervention for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Study one was a systematic review of the available literature on schedule thinning, and study two evaluated the effects of a novel approach to delay-to-reinforcement following functional communication training. Results of both studies found that schedule thinning and delay-to-reinforcement are efficacious procedures for continued reductions in challenging behavior following intervention.


Degree Type

  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Educational Studies

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Mandy Rispoli

Additional Committee Member 2

Rose Mason

Additional Committee Member 3

Ronald Martella

Additional Committee Member 4

Blake Allan

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