Title

The effects of a high-probability instruction sequence and response-independent reinforcer delivery on child compliance

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Department

Psychology

ISSN

0021-8855

Volume

39

Issue

4

DOI

10.1901/jaba.2006.115-05

First Page

495

Last Page

499

Publication Date

Winter 12-1-2006

Abstract

We compared the effects of a high-probability (high-p) instruction sequence and a fixed-time (FT) schedule of reinforcement on the compliance of 2 typically developing children. A multielement experimental design with a reversal component was implemented according to a multiple baseline across participants arrangement. Both the high-p and FT conditions resulted in increased compliance for both participants during the multielement sessions. These results suggest that it may be possible to increase compliance without a response requirement of the type arranged in the high-p instruction sequence.