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Functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning: An analysis of 25 applications.
Two principal goals of functional communication training (FCT) are (a) to eliminate destructive behavior and (b) to establish a more acceptable, yet functionally equivalent, communication responseExpand
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Comparing massed-trial instruction, distributed-trial instruction, and task interspersal to teach tacts to children with autism spectrum disorders.
Although massed-trial instruction, distributed-trial instruction, and task interspersal have been shown to be effective methods of teaching skills to children with autism spectrum disorders, theyExpand
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Multiple schedules in practical application: Research trends and implications for future investigation.
Researchers began studying multiple schedules in basic laboratories, but recent advances have extended research on multiple schedules to a wide variety of socially significant applications,Expand
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Errors of Omission and Commission during Alternative Reinforcement of Compliance: The Effects of Varying Levels of Treatment Integrity
We conducted two experiments to evaluate the effects of errors of omission and commission during alternative reinforcement of compliance in young children. In Experiment 1, we evaluated errors ofExpand
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Clarifying inconclusive functional analysis results: Assessment and treatment of automatically reinforced aggression.
We conducted a series of studies in which multiple strategies were used to clarify the inconclusive results of one boy's functional analysis of aggression. Specifically, we (a) evaluated individualExpand
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Individual and combined effects of noncontingent reinforcement and response blocking on automatically reinforced problem behavior.
Noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) and response blocking are 2 common interventions for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. We implemented NCR and blocking with 1 boy and foundExpand
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Efficiency in functional analysis of problem behavior: A quantitative and qualitative review.
Originating in the mid-1960s, functional analysis (FA) has become the gold standard method for understanding the environmental variables that come to shape and maintain problematic behaviors such asExpand
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A Survey-Based Method to Evaluate Optimal Treatment Selection for Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior
Geiger, Carr, and LeBlanc (2010) developed a decision-making model for escape-maintained problem behavior that could be used to guide the course of treatment selection. We used a digital survey toExpand
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Behavioral Momentum Theory: a Tutorial on Response Persistence
Behavioral momentum theory (BMT) provides an integrative framework for evaluating the strength of a response when it contacts a disruptor, such as the discontinuation of reinforcement (i.e.,Expand
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Minimizing resurgence of destructive behavior using behavioral momentum theory
The resurgence of destructive behavior can occur during functional communication training (FCT) if the alternative response contacts a challenge (e.g., extinction). Behavioral momentum theory (BMT)Expand
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