Differential reinforcement of alternative behavior and demand fading in the treatment of escape-maintained destructive behavior

Cathleen C. Piazza, Doug R. Moes, Wayne W. Fisher

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Abstract

The escape-maintained destructive behavior of a boy with autism was reduced during instructional sequences with differential reinforcement of compliance (DRA), escape extinction without physical guidance, and demand fading. The procedure decreased destructive behaviors to near-zero levels and greatly increased compliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-572
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • Demand fading
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Escape behavior
  • Functional analysis

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