Positive Antecedent and Consequent Components in Child Compliance Training
This study evaluates the effects of positive antecedent (effective instruction delivery and time-in) and consequent components (contingent praise) on the compliance of 4 children in a clinic setting. Results suggest that the use of effective instruction delivery alone increased compliance above baseline levels for the 4 children and that the additions of time-in and contingent praise further increased compliance for 3 of the 4 children. All three positive treatment components resulted in compliance greater than 80% for all children. Compliance levels were maintained at 1-month follow-up for 2 children. Results are discussed in terms of the benefits to using all of the positive components in compliance training.
Roberts, D. S.,
Tingstrom, D. H.,
Olmi, D. J.,
Bellipanni, K. D.
(2008). Positive Antecedent and Consequent Components in Child Compliance Training. Behavior Modification, 32(1), 21-38.
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