Use of escape and reward in the management of young children during dental treatment.

@article{Allen1987UseOE,
  title={Use of escape and reward in the management of young children during dental treatment.},
  author={K. Allen and T. Stokes},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1987},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          381-90
        }
}
  • K. Allen, T. Stokes
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of applied behavior analysis
A reinforced practice procedure was used to facilitate cooperative behavior in five children, aged 3 to 6 years, during dental treatment. In a multiple baseline design across subjects, the children were rewarded with escape, inexpensive stickers, and praise for cooperative behavior in the presence of the sights, sounds, and some sensations of the dental instruments prior to actual dental treatment. Direct observations of disruptive behavior via a 15-s interval recording system indicated… Expand
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