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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2011, Article ID 287243, 3 pages
Case Report

Reducing Children's Media Viewing

Center for Community Research, DePaul University, 990 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Received 23 August 2011; Accepted 28 September 2011

Academic Editor: G. Lehmkuhl

Copyright © 2011 Erin Clyne and Leonard A. Jason. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This case study evaluates the use of a Restrictive aide and the complementary use of parental mediation techniques to reduce media viewing among children. A family was provided a TV Token Timer, which involved a positive reward in exchange for participating in activities outside of watching television. Media viewing habits decreased from the baseline to the completion of the intervention at week 8 for both children. The parent reported high levels of Instructive mediation and positively evaluated the family's use of the TV Token Timer.