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Read My Fingertips: A Procedure for Enhancing the Effectiveness of Time-Out with Argumentative Children
Child and Family Behavior Therapy
  • David Reitman, Nova Southeastern University
  • Ronald S. Drabman, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract
Commonly occurring problems in implementing time-out are described together with a procedure for improving the effectiveness of time-out with verbally noncompliant children. The “Read My Fingertips” procedure is intended to reduce arguments and decrease aversive interactions between parents and their children during time-out. This procedure involves counting on one's fingertips each time a word is spoken by the child and equating the number of fingers counted with additional minutes in time-out. It is hoped that this procedure will facilitate the use of time-out with verbally non-compliant children.
DOI
10.1300/J019v18n02_05
Citation Information
David Reitman and Ronald S. Drabman. "Read My Fingertips: A Procedure for Enhancing the Effectiveness of Time-Out with Argumentative Children" Child and Family Behavior Therapy Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (1996) p. 35 - 40 ISSN: 0731-7107
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-reitman/144/