The effects of varied treatment integrity: utilizing two-step prompting for the treatment of noncompliance in children with autism

A two-step prompting procedure was implemented with varying levels of integrity (0%, 50% and 100%) to assess effects on noncompliance to instructions with three preschool aged children with autism. Results indicate that maintaining variables and competing behaviors affected compliance differently for each participant. Considerations for future research investigating noncompliance using extinction procedures are discussed.