M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Attention-deficit-disordered children--Behavior modification
Disability and Equity in Education
The purpose of this case study was to compare the effectiveness of a response cost approach and a traditional approach to behavior modification. The subject is a seven year old boy diagnosed with characteristics of ADD. Baseline data was collected for five consecutive school days Three behaviors were targeted. Intervention consisted of six weeks of traditional behavior modification involving an individual sticker chart when filled earning computer time followed by six weeks of response cost involving the removal of chips for negative behaviors. Remaining chips could be exchanged far computer time at the end of each day.
The results of this study indicate consistent behavior modification approaches are effective in reducing negative classroom behaviors. The response cost approach appears to be slightly more effective than traditional approaches on this subject.
Smith, Maureen T., "A study to compare the effectiveness of a response cost approach and a traditional approach to behavior modification with an ADD child" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2215.