M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Attention-deficit-disordered children--Education; Hyperactive children--Case studies; Personality disorders in children--Treatment; Schizoid personality--Treatment; Token economy (Psychology)
Positive reinforcement is effective when used as an intervention for children with inappropriate behaviors. Children with the diagnosis of Schizoid Personality Disorder (SP) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may exhibit inappropriate behaviors that inhibit their quality of life. When appropriate behaviors are paired with rewards or reinforcements, there is an increase in the likelihood of such behaviors reoccurring. When four appropriate behaviors were reinforced by stickers for a child with SP and ADHD, the behaviors increased, therefore inappropriate behaviors decreased. The data that was collected was analyzed by a two-way ANOVA test. Several types of reinforcement interventions were researched and discussed.
Kagan, Dana H., "Positive reinforcement as an intervention for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and schizoid personality disorder" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1171.