Title

Increasing Making the Bed for 23 Year Old Male

Presenter Information

Brooke Piper

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 301

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The current study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of a positive reinforcement and shaping on the increasing of making the bed using an ABAB reversal design for a 23-year old male. The researcher chose to conduct this study in an attempt to increase the observable behavior of having the participant make the bed on a daily basis in the morning within two minutes of getting out of the bed. All recordings were based on the latency of his behavior, making the bed within two minutes of exiting the bed. Shaping and positive reinforcement were used to teach this behavior. The findings showed that the participant increased making the bed within two minutes of exiting the bed over 20 sessions of the intervention. The outcome of the study showed that there was a direct functional relationship between the independent and dependent variable. Further studies should examine the daily schedule of the participant and take into account days where he might be out of town for work or if the researcher is not there to ensure data are collected.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Shu-Fei Tsai

Additional Mentoring Department

Education

Additional Mentoring Department

Language, Literacy, and Special Education

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Increasing Making the Bed for 23 Year Old Male

SURC 301

The current study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of a positive reinforcement and shaping on the increasing of making the bed using an ABAB reversal design for a 23-year old male. The researcher chose to conduct this study in an attempt to increase the observable behavior of having the participant make the bed on a daily basis in the morning within two minutes of getting out of the bed. All recordings were based on the latency of his behavior, making the bed within two minutes of exiting the bed. Shaping and positive reinforcement were used to teach this behavior. The findings showed that the participant increased making the bed within two minutes of exiting the bed over 20 sessions of the intervention. The outcome of the study showed that there was a direct functional relationship between the independent and dependent variable. Further studies should examine the daily schedule of the participant and take into account days where he might be out of town for work or if the researcher is not there to ensure data are collected.