Increasing activity attendance and engagement in individuals with dementia using descriptive prompts

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301, USA.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (Impact Factor: 1.19). 02/2008; 41(2):273-7. DOI: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-273
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ABSTRACT The effects of providing descriptive prompts to increase activity attendance and engagement in 6 individuals with dementia were evaluated using a reversal design. The results showed that providing descriptive prompts increased activity attendance and engagement for all participants. The results support the use of antecedent interventions for increasing appropriate behavior by individuals with dementia.

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