The effects of reinforcement rate on the spontaneous social initiations of socially withdrawn preschoolers.

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Social skills priming was used to increase the spontaneous social initiations of 2 socially withdrawn preschoolers, 1 of whom had been diagnosed with autism. During priming sessions, the teacher prompted and reinforced social behaviors (e.g., smiling, verbal initiations). We varied the rate of reinforcement during priming sessions and measured the effects… (More)

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@article{Zanolli1998TheEO, title={The effects of reinforcement rate on the spontaneous social initiations of socially withdrawn preschoolers.}, author={Kathleen Zanolli and J A Daggett}, journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis}, year={1998}, volume={31 1}, pages={117-25} }