The effects of fixed-time escape on inappropriate and appropriate classroom behavior.

@article{Waller2010TheEO,
  title={The effects of fixed-time escape on inappropriate and appropriate classroom behavior.},
  author={Rachael D Waller and Thomas S. Higbee},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={2010},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={149-53}
}
Few studies have explored the effects of fixed-time (FT) reinforcement on escape-maintained behavior of students in a classroom setting. We measured the effects of an FT schedule on the disruptive and appropriate academic behaviors of 2 junior high students in a public school setting. Results demonstrated that FT escape from tasks resulted in a substantial decrease in disruptive behavior and an increase in time engaged in tasks for both participants.