Elimination of a child's excessive scratching by training the mother in reinforcement procedures.

@article{Allen1966EliminationOA,
  title={Elimination of a child's excessive scratching by training the mother in reinforcement procedures.},
  author={Kenneth E. Allen and Florence R. Harris},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1966},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={
          79-84
        }
}
Abstract It was hypothesized that one means of making professional service available to a greater number of individuals was through training the parents to use operant guidance techniques for dealing with the problem behavior of their children. A 5-yr-old girl whose face and neck as well as other parts of her body were covered with open sores and scabs from almost 1 yr of scratching herself was treated by the mother, who was trained to withhold all reinforcement contingent upon the child's… CONTINUE READING

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