Direct versus indirect response-reinforcer relationships in teaching autistic children.

@article{Koegel1980DirectVI,
  title={Direct versus indirect response-reinforcer relationships in teaching autistic children.},
  author={Robert L. Koegel and Jacqueline A. Williams},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={1980},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={537-47}
}
One possibility suggested by the literature for maximizing the efficiency of behavior modification procedures concerns the relationship between target behaviors and their reinforcers. Therefore, in this experiment three severely autistic children were taught a total of six new target behaviors (in a multiple baseline design) employing two different response-reinforcer relationships: (1) those where the target behaviors were a direct part of the response chain required to procure a reinforcer (e… CONTINUE READING