We thank Catia Cividini-Motta, Amy Constantine, Amy Jackson, Nicole Rodriguez, and Corey Stocco for their assistance in data collection.
Some indirect effects of positive practice overcorrection
Article first published online: 12 AUG 2013
© Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 613–625, Fall 2013
How to Cite
Peters, L. C. and Thompson, R. H. (2013), Some indirect effects of positive practice overcorrection. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 46: 613–625. doi: 10.1002/jaba.63
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 12 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 17 AUG 2012
- positive practice overcorrection;
We evaluated the effects of positive practice overcorrection (PP OC) on levels of motor stereotypy and appropriate engagement in the activity practiced during treatment with 3 young men with autism. We also measured preference for the practiced activities during preference probes to determine if these activities might acquire aversive properties as a result of the frequent pairing with PP OC. Treatment reduced motor stereotypy for all 3 participants, and engagement increased for 2 of the 3 participants. Relative preference for the activities was not disrupted by the implementation of PP OC, although overall contact with the activities decreased for 1 participant. Results from 1 participant suggest that PP OC may be less effective when stereotypy results in access to a more highly preferred activity.