Title

A Comparison ofNoncontingent Reinforcement, Other Competing Stimulation, and Liquid Rescheduling for the Treatment of Rumination

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Behavioral Interventions

Volume

12

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

1997

First Page

55

Last Page

64

Abstract

Modified versions of three popular nonaversive treatments for rumination in a person with profound developmental delay were evaluated using an alternating treatments design (ATD) as a component of an ABAB design. Results showed that the most effective intervention involved noncontingent feeding every 20 s for the 30 min immediately following a meal. Further analysis demonstrated that no significant increase in rumination occurred during the 60 min after the treatment procedure had expired, thus indicating that rumination was not merely postponed. Results are discussed in terms of their relation to currently popular (satiation) interventions for the treatment of rumination in individuals with developmental disability. Future research needs are proposed from an analysis of known behavioral and physiological variables and their possible interactions.

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