Volume 34, Issue 1 (2005)
An Errorless Approach to Management of Child Noncompliance in a Special Education Setting
Joseph M. Ducharme, Carolyn DiAdamo
Abstract. Many commonly employed strategies used by teachers to manage noncompliance and problem behavior in the classroom focus on suppression of problem responses through reductive consequences. Errorless compliance training was developed to provide a non-aversive alternative to reducing child noncompliance and has been demonstrated effective as a home-based intervention approach for parents. In the present study, the effectiveness of errorless compliance training as a classroom approach in a special education setting was investigated.A graduate student implemented the intervention with two 5-year-old girls with Down syndrome, who demonstrated severe noncompliance to teacher requests.The intervention was associated with substantial increases in child compliance in the classroom.
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