Date of Award
Master of Arts
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The clinical utility of a behavior modification procedure, Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior, to reduce resistive behavior during physical therapy was investigated using a sample of four severely physically and developmentally disabled females. A multiple baseline design across subjects was employed to assess the effects of positively reinforcing behaviors other than the resistive or inappropriate behaviors during the therapy sessions. The procedure employed produced a dramatic decrease in the inappropriate behavior of two subjects, a moderate decrease in the behavior of one subject, and a minimal decrease in the fourth. The observational system generated extremely reliable data as indicated by the high degree of interobserver agreement.
Roback, Marcia Erhardt, "Eliminating Resistive Behavior During Physical Therapy Using a Behavior Modification Procedure" (1988). Master's Theses. 1177.