Title

Response Blocking With Guided Compliance and Reinforcement for a Habilitative Replacement Behavior: Effects On Public Masturbation and On-Task Behavior

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Department

Psychology

Abstract

There is limited empirical research regarding effective treatment for public masturbation. In the current case study, the relative and combined effects of reinforcement of an incompatible habilitative replacement behavior and response blocking with guided compliance on masturbation and on-task behavior were evaluated for a seven year-old African-American female with a traumatic brain injury who masturbated in her regular and special education classrooms. Results indicate that response blocking with guided compliance was successful in reducing masturbation. However, response blocking with guided compliance and reinforcement of an incompatible response was most effective for reducing masturbation and simultaneously increasing on-task behavior.

Publication Title

Child & Family Behavior Therapy

Volume

27

Issue

4

First Page

73

Last Page

84