The effects of fixed-time escape on inappropriate and appropriate classroom behavior.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Few studies have explored the effects of fixed-time (FT) reinforcement on escape-maintained behavior of students in a classroom setting. We measured the effects of an FT schedule on the disruptive and appropriate academic behaviors of 2 junior high students in a public school setting. Results demonstrated that FT escape from tasks resulted in a substantial decrease in disruptive behavior and an increase in time engaged in tasks for both participants.
Waller, R.D. & Higbee, T.S. (2010). The effects of function-based fixed-time reinforcement on inappropriate and appropriate classroom behavior of students with mild cognitive disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 149-153.