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ERIC Number: EJ1090348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Generality of Interview-Informed Functional Analyses: Systematic Replications in School and Home
Santiago, Joana L.; Hanley, Gregory P.; Moore, Keira; Jin, C. Sandy
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n3 p797-811 Mar 2016
Behavioral interventions preceded by a functional analysis have been proven efficacious in treating severe problem behavior associated with autism. There is, however, a lack of research showing socially validated outcomes when assessment and treatment procedures are conducted by ecologically relevant individuals in typical settings. In this study, interview-informed functional analyses and skill-based treatments (Hanley et al. in "J Appl Behav Anal" 47:16-36, 2014) were applied by a teacher and home-based provider in the classroom and home of two children with autism. The function-based treatments resulted in socially validated reductions in severe problem behavior (self-injury, aggression, property destruction). Furthermore, skills lacking in baseline--functional communication, denial and delay tolerance, and compliance with adult instructions--occurred with regularity following intervention. The generality and costs of the process are discussed.
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Language: English
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