An alternative method of thinning reinforcer delivery during differential reinforcement

Henry S. Roane, Wayne W. Fisher, Gina M. Sgro, Terry S. Falcomata, Robert R. Pabico

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Differential reinforcement of alternative behavior (DRA) may result in rates of reinforcement that are impractical for caregivers to implement; therefore, recent research has examined methods for thinning reinforcer delivery during DRA. In this study, reinforcer delivery was thinned during DRA by restricting access to the participant's alternative response materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004



  • Autism
  • Differential reinforcement
  • Reinforcement thinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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