Response efficiency during functional communication training: Effects of effort on response allocation

David M. Richman, David P. Wacker, Lisa Winborn

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Abstract

An analogue functional analysis revealed that the problem behavior of a young child with developmental delays was maintained by positive reinforcement. A concurrent-schedule procedure was then used to vary the amount of effort required to emit mands. Results suggested that response effort can be an important variable when developing effective functional communication training programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Concurrent schedules
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Functional analysis
  • Functional communication training
  • Mands

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