Behavioral Techniques: PDF OnlyStrategies for Increasing Response Behavior of I- and 2-Year-Old Children During Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)Thompson, Gary PhD; Thompson, Marie PhD; McCall, Amy MSAuthor Information University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Address reprint requests to Gary Thompson, Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center (WJ-10), University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. Received October 4, 1991; accepted February 28, 1992. Ear and Hearing: August 1992 - Volume 13 - Issue 4 - p 236-240 Buy Abstract This study investigated strategies for increasing the number of responses that can be obtained from young children during visual reinforcement audiometry. Subjects included normal 1- and 2-yr-old children. Responses before habituation were studied as a function of age, reinforcer conditions, and test sessions. It was found that: (1) using two reinforcers led to more responses before habituation than use of a single reinforcer; (2) after habituation in test session 1 and a 10-min break, most 1-yr-olds demonstrated a minimum of five additional responses in test session 2; and (3) 2-yr-olds habituated more rapidly than 1-yr-olds. © Williams & Wilkins 1992. All Rights Reserved.