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ERIC Number: EJ1033869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Teacher-Conducted Trial-Based Functional Analyses as the Basis for Intervention
Bloom, Sarah E.; Lambert, Joseph M.; Dayton, Elizabeth; Samaha, Andrew L.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n1 p208-218 Spr 2013
Previous studies have focused on whether a trial-based functional analysis (FA) yields the same outcomes as more traditional FAs, and whether interventions based on trial-based FAs can reduce socially maintained problem behavior. We included a full range of behavior functions and taught 3 teachers to conduct a trial-based FA with 3 boys with developmental and intellectual disabilities who engaged in problem behavior. Based on the results of the trial-based FAs, we developed and conducted 5 function-based interventions, using differential reinforcement of an alternative behavior and extinction in all but 1 case. In the remaining case, we used noncontingent reinforcement. All interventions led to reductions in problem behavior and increases in alternative behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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