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