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Pill Swallowing Program

Adherence - pill swallowingThis video program and brochure instructs medical caregivers in a technique to teach pill-swallowing to children quickly. This technique relies on the behavior modification principle of shaping. Shaping involves teaching a child to perform a difficult task by starting with a simple task and moving to progressively more difficult tasks. In this case, the child starts with very small pills and gradually building confidence as he or she moves to large pills. This technique helps keep performance anxiety low and motivation high, both of which are important in learning to swallow large pills.
Video available in English. Free.
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