Faculty Articles

Title

Preliminary Comparison of Two Negative Reinforcement Schedules to Reduce Self-Injury

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1995

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

28

Issue/Number

4

First Page

579

ISSN

0021-8855

Last Page

580

Abstract/Excerpt

This study compared the effectiveness of differential negative reinforcement of other behavior (DNRO) and alternative behavior (DNRA) for reducing self-injurious tantrums maintained by escape from demands in a 4-year-old girl with severe retardation. Both DNRA and DNRO reduced self-injury and increased independent performance of two tasks (tooth brushing and bathing); however, improvement on both measures was greater with the DNRA intervention.

DOI

10.1901/jaba.1995.28-579

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