Reducing inappropriate behavior of mentally retarded children through interpolated reinforcement.

@article{Schmid1986ReducingIB,
  title={Reducing inappropriate behavior of mentally retarded children through interpolated reinforcement.},
  author={Thomas L. Schmid},
  journal={American journal of mental deficiency},
  year={1986},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={286-93}
}
Effects of interpolating additional reinforcement into an existing "natural" schedule of reinforcement were examined on subsequent responding when experimenter-controlled reinforcement was withdrawn. Six mildly to moderately mentally retarded children were given from 10 to 45 minutes of interpolated reinforcement for target behavior that interfered with habilitation. When the interpolated reinforcement was discontinued, the forms of responding returned to those of initial baseline, and the… CONTINUE READING

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