Interspersed requests: a nonaversive procedure for reducing aggression and self-injury during instruction.

@article{Horner1991InterspersedRA,
  title={Interspersed requests: a nonaversive procedure for reducing aggression and self-injury during instruction.},
  author={Robert H Horner and Helen Day and Jerry R. Sprague and Michael S. O'Brien and L T Heathfield},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1991},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={265-78}
}
Interspersed requests are simple commands, with a high likelihood of being followed correctly, that are interspersed among instructional trials to increase the probability that a learner will attempt to perform new or difficult tasks without engaging in aggression or self-injurious behavior. This report presents two assessments of the effect of interspersed requests on aggression and self-injury during instruction. The participants were individuals with severe mental retardation who used… CONTINUE READING

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