Increasing wearing of prescription glasses in individuals with mental retardation.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18468288
Author: 
Boelter EW
Author List: 
DeLeon IG
Hagopian LP
Rodriguez-Catter V
Bowman LG
Long ES
Boelter EW
Journal: 
J Appl Behav Anal
PubMed ID: 
18468288
Pagination: 
137-42
Volume: 
41
Issue: 
1
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.
Published Date: 
January, 2008

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