Combining stimulus fading, reinforcement, and extinction to treat food refusal

Kurt A. Freeman, Cathleen C. Piazza

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The food refusal of a 6-year-old girl with destructive behavior was treated using stimulus fading, reinforcement, and escape extinction. Intake increased and compliance with prompting procedures remained relatively stable despite the increased consumption requirement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-694
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998



  • Destructive behavior
  • Escape extinction
  • Food refusal
  • Reinforcement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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