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time-out

Forensic psychiatry A strategy for managing violent Pts in psychiatric units, consisting of temporary separation from a rewarding environment, as part of a planned and recorded therapeutic program to modify behavior
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

time-out

(tīm′owt″)
1. A method of discipline that involves removing a child from social interaction and placing him or her in a nonstimulating location (i.e., in a quiet room) for a few minutes because of unacceptable behavior.
2. In giving informed consent for a procedure, a brief period when the patient is left alone to reflect upon the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the proposed procedure before being asked to decide to accept or reject it.
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The program remains essentially the same--using time-outs to take away the fun every time the behavior happens, but may also involve the use of muzzles, and perhaps pharmaceutical intervention with your veterinarian's assistance, if necessary.
Despite all the previous research on the effects of punishment, including time-out, to alter behavior and the few studies on the effects of time-out to enhance task performance, it is as yet unclear whether time-out from reinforcement will enhance acquisition in a learning task.
The level of agreement between two researchers reached 98 percent for all time-out statements.
Shorter breaks, such as 30-second time-outs, must be practiced separately.
Closely related to this last point is the use of a time-out to freeze or ice a free-throw shooter: Be ready to call the time-out just before the shooter receives the ball from the referee.
* Skilled application of intervention tools and techniques: Leashes and long lines, no-reward markers (NRMs), and time-outs.
He continued: "If we feel that the team managers have a legitimate case (and I am on their side in this instance), then perhaps we should allow each team two time-outs of maybe one to two minutes duration during each championship game to allow changes to be made by managers.
She told me she had successfully used time-outs in the bathroom with her own children.
He said: "This is not dissimilar to previous time-outs but this time it feels far more serious.
There are no ads now,  but the NBA would like to give users "branded experience" in VR so they can interact during time-outs.
Identified as someone who needed additional support, he was on a personalised behaviour chart, needed several 'time-outs' a day and received internal exclusions.
In a match that featured 14 breaks of serve and two medical time-outs, four straight breaks gave the 23-year-old Brit the first set but not before the trainer came on twice for Errani.
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