The Effects Of Disruptive Behavior On Children 's Public Schools

1449 Words Dec 4th, 2016 6 Pages
Mohammadzaheri, Koegel, Rezaei, and Enayotolah 2015), recruited 30 elementary school children, between the ages of 6 and 11 years old, with a diagnosis of ASD, for their study studied. The participants in the study consisted of 18 males and 12 females. This study compared two interventions, to evaluate which would have a larger effect on disruptive behavior in children in public schools. The two interventions were, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The main difference between these two interventions is, PRT allowed children to choose their rewards based on their behavior. Whereas in ABA, the teachers chose the children’s rewards. The intervention took place during summer school, and lasted three months. This study occurred two times a week, for one hour each session, resulting in a total of twenty four hours. There were no significant differences between the two groups being tested. However, results showed the PRT group had higher levels of disruptive behavior during the first session, than the ABA group. By the last session, the PRT group had a significant decrease in disruptive behaviors, while the ABA group only resulted in small changes. These results show Pivotal Response Treatment is more effective than Applied Behavior Analysis. Schaaf et al. (2014), proposed a study were the main purpose was to evaluate a manualized intervention for children with ASD. The children who were studied in this experiment were between the ages…

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