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ERIC Number: ED181625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Use of a Vibrator to Reduce Self-Abusive Behaviors in a Mentally and Sensorially Handicapped Individual.
Fischer, Margaret
The study evaluated the effectiveness of an electric vibrator on the deceleration and/or extinction of 10 self abusive and aberrant behaviors in a profoundly retarded, nonambulatory 25 year old female who could not hear, see, or speak. At the end of 41 twenty minute sessions, seven of the target behaviors approached extinction and three were substantially reduced. Findings suggested that electric vibration may act as a powerful reinforcer for other sensorially impaired individuals who exhibit self abusive behaviors. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electrical Vibration
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psycholgoical Association (87th, New York, NY, September, 1979)