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AN EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS TO INCREASE COMPLIANCE AMONG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to David A. Wilder, School of Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32901 (e-mail: dawilder@fit.edu).

Abstract

We evaluated 4 evidence-based interventions to increase compliance. Three children with autism who exhibited noncompliance when asked to relinquish a preferred toy were exposed sequentially to interventions that included a reduction in response effort, differential reinforcement, and guided compliance. Results indicated that effort reduction alone was ineffective and that each participant's compliance improved after exposure to a different intervention; these results highlight the need to individualize treatments for compliance.

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