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The Effects of Systematic Reinforcement on Academic Performance in Precision Teaching: An Investigation of Acquisition, Retention, and Endurance
by Hoch, Victoria A., M.A., University of South Florida, 2014, 102; 1555555
Abstract (Summary)

The use of positive reinforcement in acquisition programming is a hallmark of Applied Behavior Analysis; however, the Precision Teaching literature reveals a lack of reporting on the use of reinforcement. The present study utilized a groups design and single case analyses to investigate the effect of programming systematic tangible reinforcement on acquisition performance, retention and endurance of academic skills with 10 typically developing students ranging from 5-7 years of age. Results indicate that for both control and experimental participants, an increase in accuracy on both See/Say sight words and math problems occurred; however, the experimental group performed better on See/Say sight words and both groups performed the same with See/Say math problems.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Weil, Timothy
Commitee: Miltenberger, Raymond, Milyko, Kerri
School: University of South Florida
Department: Child and Family Studies
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Education
Keywords: Celeration, Education, Fluency, Reaps
Publication Number: 1555555
ISBN: 978-1-303-88298-2
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