Authors: Kay S, Harchik AE, Luiselli JK
Title: Elimination of Drooling by an Adolescent Student with Autism Attending Public High School
Source: Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 2006 8(1): 24-28
Year: 2006
Research Design: Single Case Design

We evaluated a multicomponent intervention that successfully eliminated drooling by a 17-year-old student with autism who attended a public high school. The student was taught to perform compensatory responses (wiping his mouth and swallowing saliva), received positive reinforcement for having a "dry mouth," and was given opportunities to monitor his appearance. Implemented in a multiple-baseline design across three school locations, intervention was applied with high integrity and judged positively by staff.

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