Mystery Motivator versus Reward Menu: An investigation of the effects of home-based reinforcement delivery systems used with home-school notes on disruptive/disengaged classroom behavior

Donna Marie LeBlanc

Abstract

The effectiveness of two different home-based reinforcement delivery packages for increasing appropriate classroom behavior in 4 kindergarten students was examined. One package included the home-school note with the Mystery Motivator used as the home-based reinforcement delivery system. The second package included the home-school note used with a Reward Menu as the home-based reinforcement delivery system. Differential treatment effects of the two reinforcement delivery systems used with home-school notes were assessed using an ABAC multiple baseline design with a crossover for 2 students and a replication across 2 additional students. Results suggested that both reinforcement delivery packages effectively increased appropriate classroom behavior for all 4 students. However, differential treatment effects across interventions were not observed.