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ERIC Number: EJ1100815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
Combining CBT and Behavior-Analytic Approaches to Target Severe Emotion Dysregulation in Verbal Youth with ASD and ID
Parent, Veronique; Birtwell, Kirstin B.; Lambright, Nathan; DuBard, Melanie
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v9 n1-2 p60-82 2016
This article presents an individual intervention combining cognitive-behavioral and behavior-analytic approaches to target severe emotion dysregulation in verbal youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) concurrent with intellectual disability (ID). The article focuses on two specific individuals who received the treatment within a therapeutic school setting. Single-subject methodology utilizing a nonconcurrent multiple-baseline design across behaviors and participants was used to evaluate the intervention. The two participants presented with severe behavioral challenges, including physical aggression and verbal threats to harm others. Results suggest positive outcomes, including a reduction in the frequency and intensity of severe aggressive behavior and an increase in the use of coping skills, self-advocacy, and social participation. The planning and implementation of specific skills-generalization strategies was one innovative element of the intervention that proved to be pivotal to its successful application. Assessment and treatment techniques for different intervention phases are detailed along with two case examples. Intervention challenges, treatment outcomes, and future directions for clinical research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test; Scales of Independent Behavior; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Wechsler Intelligence Scales Short Forms
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