Increasing treatment integrity through negative reinforcement: Effects on teacher and student behavior

Florence D. DiGennaro, Brian K. Martens, Laura Lee McIntyre

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Abstract

The current study examined the extent to which treatment integrity was increased and maintained for 4 teachers in their regular classroom settings as a result of performance feedback and negative reinforcement. Teachers received daily written feedback about their accuracy in implementing an intervention and were able to avoid meeting with a consultant to practice missed steps by implementing the procedure with 100% integrity. Treatment integrity increased for all 4 teachers and gains were maintained over time. Decreases in off-task behavior were observed for 3 of the 4 student participants. Results suggest that an intervention package of performance feedback and negative reinforcement may be a viable, timeefficient technique for increasing the integrity of plan implementation by teachers in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-231
Number of pages12
JournalSchool Psychology Review
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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