USING NONCONTINGENT REINFORCEMENT TO INCREASE COMPLIANCE WITH WEARING PRESCRIPTION PROSTHESES

Sarah M Richling, John T Rapp, Regina A Carroll, Jeanette N Smith, Aaron Nystedt, Brook Siewert, Thomas Higbee
2011 Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis  
We evaluated the effects of noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) on compliance with wearing foot orthotics and a hearing aid with 2 individuals. Results showed that NCR increased the participants' compliance with wearing prescription prostheses to 100% after just a few 5-min sessions, and the behavior change was maintained during lengthier sessions. The results are discussed in terms of the potential value-altering effects of NCR.
doi:10.1901/jaba.2011.44-375 pmid:21709796 pmcid:PMC3120076 fatcat:dewczyf2cveifclbcv5njrfnwe