Date of Defense

4-13-2019

Date of Graduation

4-2019

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Richard Malott

Second Advisor

Kelly Kohler

Third Advisor

Jonathan Micelli

Abstract

Abstract

Compliance behaviors occurring prior to the delivery of an instruction, such as handing over preferred items, making eye contact, and folding hands in the ready position help prepare students for success in discrete-trial training (DTT) interventions. These behaviors are usually taught in early intervention with a continuous reinforcement schedule, but once they are mastered, they are rarely revisited or maintained. Without intermittent reinforcement of these behaviors, they are likely to decrease in frequency and may lead to the use of restrictive or intrusive methods to gain compliance during DTT sessions. The current study used a multiple-baseline across participants design to assess the effects of information and self-monitoring on the number of compliance behaviors reinforced by practicum tutors in an early intervention classroom.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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