Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 418–422 | Cite as

Task Clarification and Feedback Improves Room Tidiness and Safety in a Training Center

  • Yuen Yan Ng
  • David Fischer
  • Benjamin N. WittsEmail author
Brief Practice


In training centers, staff and client safety is of paramount concern. Efforts to keep an area clean can contribute to better safety. This study employed a multiple-baseline across-participants-and-locations design to assess the effectiveness of a treatment package, which included task clarification and feedback, to increase room tidiness in a behavioral training center in Hong Kong. Results show that the treatment package was effective in improving room tidiness.


Cleanliness Staff training Autism center Behavior analysis 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Yuen Yan Ng declares that she has no conflict of interest. David Fischer declares that he has no conflict of interest. Benjamin N. Witts declares that he has no conflict of interest. This project was completed in partial fulfillment for a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis by the first author under the supervision of the second and third authors.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed assent was obtained from all families of individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy, St. Cloud State University and Autism PartnershipHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Autism PartnershipHong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.Department of Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family TherapySt. Cloud State UniversitySt. CloudUSA

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