Implementation of Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior and Response Cost Procedures in Children with Down Syndrome
Master of Science (M.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Sarah E. Bloom, Ph.D.
Jennifer R. Weyman, M.A.
Catia Cividini-Motta, Ph.D.
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D.
differential reinforcement, Down syndrome, response cost, token economy
There is some discrepancy on how differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO) and response cost (RC) affect responding within the context of token economies. We evaluated DRO and two variations of response cost with and without verbal feedback to decrease response errors in the context of academic skills for three children diagnosed with Down syndrome. The results suggest that a token economy intervention alone, with or without verbal feedback, was not effective for 2 of 3 participants. Gestural prompting was required to reduce response errors for those 2 participants and is possibly responsible for reducing response errors for the third participant.
Scholar Commons Citation
Giblin, Melissa S., "Implementation of Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior and Response Cost Procedures in Children with Down Syndrome" (2019). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.