17a+TO.Porterfield

17a+TO.Porterfield - Time-Out Definition: Temporary loss of...

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Time-Out Definition: Temporary loss of access to reinforcement (Sr+) contingent on the occurrence of R, which produces a decrease in the frequency of R Effects of TO: Similar to punishment (rapid response suppression) TO and Function of Problem Behavior: R maintained by Sr+: TO ? R maintained by Sr-: TO ? R maintained by Auto Sr: TO ? Procedural Variations of Time-Out Nonexclusion TO: Individual remains in “time-in” environment Exclusion TO: Individual removed from time-in environment Seclusion TO: Individual restricted to specific TO location Other Considerations Key to effectiveness: Qualitative difference between time-in and time-out environments Parameters: Duration: Current emphasis on brief TO (2-5 min), Schedule: Intermittent TO perhaps effective after FR-1 TO Changeover delay: R near end of TO delays termination Practical issues: Feasibility/safety: Severity of R, ability of agent, environmental factors, etc. TO should be used in conjunction with DRA, DRO, etc.
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course EAB 3764 taught by Professor Carahill during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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17a+TO.Porterfield - Time-Out Definition: Temporary loss of...

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