Use of Noncontingent Reinforcement in the Treatment of Challenging Behavior

  title={Use of Noncontingent Reinforcement in the Treatment of Challenging Behavior},
  author={Madonna Tucker and Jeff Sigafoos and Heidi Bushell},
  journal={Behavior Modification},
  pages={529 - 547}
Recently, noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) has been used to reduce challenging behavior in persons with developmental disabilities. In this context, NCR involves reinforcement on a fixed-time schedule irrespective of behavior. The present article reviews studies involving NCR for the treatment of challenging behavior. Based on this review, a clinical guide for the implementation of NCR is delineated. NCR appears to depend on ensuring that reinforcement matches the function of the challenging… 
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