Effects of antecedent variables on disruptive behavior and accurate responding in young children in outpatient settings

Eric W. Boelter, David P. Wacker, Nathan A. Call, Joel E. Ringdahl, Todd Kopelman, Andrew W Gardner

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Abstract

The effects of manipulations of task variables on inaccurate responding and disruption were investigated with 3 children who engaged in noncompliance. With 2 children in an outpatient clinic, task directives were first manipulated to identify directives that guided accurate responding; then, additional dimensions of the task were manipulated to evaluate their influence on disruptive behavior. With a 3rd child, similar procedures were employed at school. Results showed one-step directives set the occasion for accurate responding and that other dimensions of the task (e.g., preference) functioned as motivating operations for negative reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Ambulatory Care Facilities
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Problem Behavior
Young children
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Reinforcement
Disruption
Clinic
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Keywords

  • Brief experimental analysis
  • Discriminative stimuli
  • Motivating operations
  • Noncompliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Effects of antecedent variables on disruptive behavior and accurate responding in young children in outpatient settings. / Boelter, Eric W.; Wacker, David P.; Call, Nathan A.; Ringdahl, Joel E.; Kopelman, Todd; Gardner, Andrew W.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 40, No. 2, 06.2007, p. 321-326.

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Boelter, Eric W. ; Wacker, David P. ; Call, Nathan A. ; Ringdahl, Joel E. ; Kopelman, Todd ; Gardner, Andrew W. / Effects of antecedent variables on disruptive behavior and accurate responding in young children in outpatient settings. In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2007 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 321-326.
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