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ERIC Number: EJ1100689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Stop the Running: Addressing Elopement in Young Children with Disabilities
Stockall, Nancy; Dennis, Lindsay
Young Exceptional Children, v19 n2 p3-13 Jun 2016
The prevention of elopement is clearly a high priority for teachers, parents, and administrators. The dangers of elopement are well documented, and according to one study, more than half of the children with autism were reported to engage in elopement, with a substantial risk for bodily harm (Anderson et al., 2012). Moreover, children who elope or wander from class are less likely to be engaged in learning and can disrupt the learning of others in the classroom. Clearly, there is an urgent need to find and implement interventions to reduce the incidence of these behaviors. Using functional behavior assessment (FBA) to identify a problem behavior and the events that predict occurrence or nonoccurrence of the behavior, and then develop a behavior intervention plan (BIP), has been shown to be successful in decreasing a number of problematic behaviors (Sugai, Horner, & Sprague, 1999; Sugai, Lewis-Palmer, & Hagan, 1998). To create a successful BIP, it is necessary to first complete a FBA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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