EFFECTS OF AN INDEPENDENT GROUP CONTINGENCY SPECIAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM ON INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR IN A RESIDENTIAL SETTING
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 186–199, July 2014
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2014), EFFECTS OF AN INDEPENDENT GROUP CONTINGENCY SPECIAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM ON INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR IN A RESIDENTIAL SETTING, Behav. Intervent., 29; pages 186–199, doi: 10.1002/bin.1383, , and (
- Issue published online: 20 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2014
Group contingencies targeting inappropriate behavior may be especially useful in residential settings where the staff to client ratio makes individualized behavior plan implementation difficult. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate an independent group contingency on inappropriate behavior in a secure residential facility for offenders with disabilities. The independent group contingency involved differential reinforcement of low rate and differential reinforcement of other behavior via access to a special activity (a catered weekly lunch). The group contingency was alternated with non-activity weeks for a total of 48 weeks. Results were analyzed across and within residents and showed lower overall rates of inappropriate behavior on activity weeks than non-activity weeks for the majority of residents. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.