The Effects of Using Positive Reinforcements to Increase On-Task Behaviors Such as Hands to Self and Staying in Location
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Type of Work28 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Autistic children -- Behavior modification
The purpose of this research was to determine if using positive reinforcement would affect on task behaviors such as keeping hands to self and staying in location with students with autism. A quasi-experimental design was conducted over a six-week time period utilizing a pre and post measurement. The sample consisted of six male students, three African American and three Caucasian from a self contained seventh grade prevocational skills classroom. An analysis of the data revealed an increase in behaviors for keeping hands to self and staying in location during the post measures. It was concluded that more research needs to be done using a larger sample size for a longer duration along with other behavior reduction techniques across multiple environments.