Errorless compliance training has recently been developed as a nonintrusive approach to improving generalized child cooperation (Ducharme & Popynick, 1993; Ducharme et al., 1994). In the present study, we investigated issues of efficiency, durability, and generality of treatment effects to ensure optimal treatment utility. Parents of five children with developmental disabilities and severe oppositional behavior were trained in a group format to conduct errorless compliance assessment and treatment procedures. Parent-collected data and research assistant-collected videotape data were used to determine generality of effects. We examined long-term maintenance by conducting intensive follow-up assessment up to 15 months after treatment completion. Both parent and research assistant-collected data suggested that the group format for errorless compliance training was effective in enhancing treatment and generalization effects. The effects were also durable, with all children demonstrating high levels of compliance during long-term follow-up assessment.
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