A Comparison of Exclusion Time-Out and Contingent Observation for Reducing Severe Disruptive Behavior in a 7 Year Old Boy
Child and Family Behavior Thearapy
This study compared the effectiveness of exclusion time-out and contingent observation for reducing the severe disruptive behavior of a child with developmental disabilities. Interventions were employed in a classroom by a special education teacher and a teacher's aide. Procedural and functional integrity measures for the two interventions indicated that the treatments were implemented in an optimal manner. The results showed that both time-out procedures reduced disruption to very low levels and were not found to be differentially effective. The theoretical and practical significance of this finding are discussed.
Mace, F. C.,
(1990). A Comparison of Exclusion Time-Out and Contingent Observation for Reducing Severe Disruptive Behavior in a 7 Year Old Boy. Child and Family Behavior Thearapy, 12(1), 57-68.
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