Brief report: Application of proposed model of decreasing reinforcement intensity

Joseph Cautilli
2005 International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy  
LaBlanc, Hagopian, Malieri, and Poling (2002) proposed a model for decreasing reinforcement intensity in clinical practice. This paper applies that model to the fading of a point system for a nine-year-old boy who displayed escape behavior around nightly homework assignments. Using a hanging criterion design, the author was able to track the changes in reinforcement density. This fading model produced rapid gains in the child's progress and the child moved quickly to a less restrictive form of
more » ... estrictive form of intervention.
doi:10.1037/h0100731 fatcat:oipugf3lwjcv3ifmprzb2vticy