The escape-maintained destructive behavior of a girl with mental retardation persisted during hygiene routines with directive prompting, differential reinforcement for compliance, and extinction as treatment. Using nondirective prompting and noncontingent reinforcement, destructive behavior was reduced to near-zero levels during the hygiene routine.
- Establishing operations
- Noncontingent reinforcement
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science