ERIC Number: ED250855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Self Injurious and Self Stimulation Behavior in Brain Damaged Children.
Reuter, Jeanette; And Others
The effects of three different environmental conditions on the frequency of self-injurious and self-stimulation behavior in 10 brain damaged, profoundly retarded children (under 12 years old) were examined employing a time-sampled behavioral observation. The environmental conditions were social interaction, high demand, and stimulus deprivation conditions. The results suggest that self-stimulation behavior occurs more frequently under conditions of stimulus deprivation as opposed to conditions where demands were placed on the children or in conditions where the children were engaging in positive reinforcing events. These results suggest that environmental modifications may be warranted in helping to control these behaviors. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (May, 1984).