The effects of a high-probability instruction sequence and response-independent reinforcer delivery on child compliance
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
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.
Normand, M. P.
The effects of a high-probability instruction sequence and response-independent reinforcer delivery on child compliance.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39(4), 495–499.