We thank the faculty, parents, and students at PALS Autism School. We also thank Caroline Armstrong, Karen Chan, Jemana Elsharkawi, and Marisa Wiens for their assistance with data collection.
Environmental enrichment and response cost: Immediate and subsequent effects on stereotypy
Article first published online: 14 JAN 2014
© Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 186–191, Spring 2014
How to Cite
Watkins, N. and Rapp, J. T. (2014), Environmental enrichment and response cost: Immediate and subsequent effects on stereotypy. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 47: 186–191. doi: 10.1002/jaba.97
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 14 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Received: 19 NOV 2012
- automatic reinforcement;
- environmental enrichment;
- response cost;
We assessed the immediate and subsequent effects of environmental enrichment (EE) as a stand-alone intervention and when EE was combined with response cost (RC) for 5 participants using a 2-component multiple-schedule design. Environmental enrichment failed to decrease any participant's immediate engagement in stereotypy; however, the addition of RC decreased the immediate engagement in stereotypy for all participants. After the withdrawal of EE plus RC, stereotypy did not immediately increase for 3 of 5 participants.