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A Simple Response Cost Procedure to Reduce Nosepicking by a 7-year Old Boy

  • Maureen Pianta (a1) and Alan Hudson (a2)


This study describes the effectiveness of using, then fading, a response cost procedure to reduce the frequency of persistent nosepicking by a 7-year old boy in a school classroom. The procedure which was employed by the class teacher and a teacher aide was easily implemented. Substantial success was achieved.


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Department of Psychology & Intellectual Disability Studies, Phillip Institute of Technology, Plenty Road, Bundoora Vic. 3083


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