School Psychology Review

Acceptability of Behavioral Interventions: A Review of the Literature

Thomas M. Reimers, David P. Wacker, Gina Koeppl

pp. 212-227

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ABSTRACT: Factors related to the acceptability of behavioral treatment interventions are reviewed. The discussion includes a variety of factors which have been reported to influence ratings of acceptability, including problem severity, treatment approach,time needed for treatment implementation, treatment integrity, effectiveness of treatment, and understanding. At the completion of the review, a model for conceptualizing the impact of acceptability on treatment compliance, effectiveness, and maintenance is proposed. In addition, suggestions for further research are provided.