Increasing wearing of prescription glasses in individuals with mental retardation.

TitleIncreasing wearing of prescription glasses in individuals with mental retardation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDeLeon IG, Hagopian LP, Rodriguez-Catter V, Bowman LG, Long ES, Boelter EW
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume41
Issue1
Pagination137-42
Date Published2008 Spring
Abstract

This study evaluated an intervention for promoting wearing of prescription glasses in 4 individuals with mental retardation who had refused to wear their glasses previously. Distraction through noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) increased independent glasses wearing for 1 of the 4 participants. An intervention consisting of NCR, response cost, and brief response blocking (until 5 s without an attempt to remove glasses had elapsed) increased glasses wearing for the others. Partial component analyses revealed that different components of the package were sufficient or necessary to sustain glasses wearing across participants.

DOI10.1001/archneurol.65.8.noc80042
Alternate JournalJ Appl Behav Anal