Attempts to Reduce Elopement Using Blocking, a Time-Out Procedure, and Differential Reinforcement
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Richard W. Malott
Dr. Kelly T. Kohler
Dr. Ron Van Houten
Dr. Steven Ragotzy
Elopement, responsible blocking, time-out, differential reinforcement
The current study was designed to replicate and extend the results of Harbaugh, Kohler & Malott, 2016, to decrease elopement and flopping by a child diagnosed with autism. The intervention in the present study consisted of a package combining differential reinforcement, response blocking, and a time-out procedure. Following successful reduction in the rate of elopement, a Behavioral Skills Training program was implemented with the child’s family to ensure generalization and maintenance of appropriate walking.
Harbaugh, Sydney M., "Attempts to Reduce Elopement Using Blocking, a Time-Out Procedure, and Differential Reinforcement" (2019). Dissertations. 3539.
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