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Project Title

Project Title

Evaluating the use of alternative reinforcers and a work contingency for problem behavior maintained by tangible reinforcement

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Sassi, Jess

Description

Description

The purpose of this study is to compare two treatments for problem behavior that occurs when access to a preferred item is limited. In one treatment, other preferred items (substitutes) are offered; in the second treatment, the preferred item is available after a delay, during which some work is completed. Treatments are compared in a multielement design. Current results suggest that both treatments are effective in reducing problem behavior while maintaining good levels of appropriate behavior.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1143

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SH. Support at least two studies that focus on research on health promotion and prevention of secondary conditions in people with ASD by 2012. Secondary conditions of interest include weight issues and obesity, injury, and co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

New England Center for Children

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Evaluating the use of alternative reinforcers and a work contingency for problem behavior maintained by tangible reinforcement | 1680 | 2015 |

 
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