Title

Positive Antecedent and Consequent Components in Child Compliance Training

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Department

Psychology

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Behavior Modification

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

21

Last Page

38