Using pretreatment and posttreatment assessments to enhance and evaluate existing treatment packages

David M. Richman, Wendy K. Berg, David P. Wacker, Tracy Stephens, Barbara Rankin, Jennette Kilroy

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Abstract

Pretreatment assessment data were used to enhance an existing treatment package to reduce aggression and to increase positive social interactions between a young boy and his peers. Based on the results of pretreatment assessments, additional reinforcement (differential reinforcement of alternative behavior with adult attention) and punishment (performing a nonpreferred task during time-out) components were added to an existing nonresetting differential reinforcement of other behavior (access to peers unless aggression occurred) plus time-out procedure. A posttreatment component analysis of the additional treatment components indicated that the reinforcement component facilitated positive social interactions and the punishment component suppressed aggression towards peers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-712
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Component analysis
  • Differential reinforcement of alternative behavior
  • Differential reinforcement of other behavior
  • Punishment

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