SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • autism;
  • automatic reinforcement;
  • inappropriate vocalizations;
  • noncontingent reinforcement;
  • response cost

In the current study, we examined the utility of a procedure consisting of noncontingent reinforcement with and without response cost in the treatment of inappropriate vocalizations maintained by automatic reinforcement. Results are discussed in terms of examining the variables that contribute to the effectiveness of response cost as treatment for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement.