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The effects of time-out and escape extinction were examined with 2 preschoolers after we identified variables that may have resulted in noncompliance. Results of a functional analysis showed that noncompliance was highest in the escape condition for both participants. During the treatment evaluation, escape extinction resulted in greater reductions in noncompliance relative to time-out.

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McKerchar, P.M. and Abby, L. (2012) Systematic Evaluation of Variables that Contribute to Noncompliance: A Replication and Extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45(3): 607-611.



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