The use of a verbal reprimand to decrease rumination in a child with autism

Alex Dominguez, David A. Wilder, Kim Cheung, Catalina Rey

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Abstract

After a pre-treatment screening analysis suggested that rumination exhibited by a boy with autism occurred in the absence of social consequences, we evaluated the effect of a verbal reprimand contingent on the target behavior via a reversal design. The reprimand reduced rumination to near-zero levels; we then thinned the reprimand schedule and rumination remained infrequent. Follow-up data collected 6, 12, and 18months after initial treatment suggested that intervention effects were maintained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-345
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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