High-Probability Request Sequence: An Effective, Efficient Low-Intensity Strategy to Support Student Success

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  • High-probability request sequence (HPRS) is a low-intensity strategy designed to increase student compliance by creating behavioral momentum. Momentum is established by providing three to five requests that a noncompliant student is most likely to do followed quickly by a less preferred request. Herein, we describe a step-by-step process for using HPRS in schools. Throughout, we offer lessons from practitioners who have used HPRS with students, including those at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.
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    Author List

  • Bross LA; Common EA; Oakes WP; Lane KL; Menzies HM; Ennis RP
  • Start Page

  • 140
  • End Page

  • 145
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 3