Investigating the Step Size in a Progressive-Ratio Schedule of Reinforcement for Young Children with Autism.
Glodowski, Kathryn R.
Hedquist, Chelsea B.
Miller, Jeffrey R.
Buchmeier, Amanda L.
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Therapists who provide behavioral therapy to young children with autism need to identify preferred items in order to potentially use the items as reinforcers in a therapy session. The current study examined the differences in break points, total responses, total reinforcement obtained, and session length in both an additive step size PR schedule and a geometric step size PR schedule for a young child with characteristics similar to autism.
Autistic children--Behavior modification
Behavior therapy for children