Evaluation of an awareness enhancement device for the treatment of thumb sucking in children

Jason M. Stricker, Raymond G. Miltenberger, Matthew A. Garlinghouse, Cristine M. Deaver, Christopher A. Anderson

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An evaluation of the awareness enhancement device (AED) described by Rapp, Miltenberger, and Long (1998) was conducted with 2 children who engaged in thumb sucking past the age at which it was developmentally appropriate. The AED effectively suppressed thumb sucking for both children. Future research evaluating the AED is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001



  • Automatic contingency delivery procedures
  • Automatic reinforcement
  • Awareness enhancement device
  • Habit behaviors
  • Thumb sucking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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