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ERIC Number: EJ1120344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Efficacy of a Systematic Process for Developing Function-Based Treatment for Young Children with Disabilities
Aldosari, Mubarak S.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n4 p391-403 Dec 2016
This study conducted an in-depth analysis of the efficacy of the Decision Model in the development of function-based treatments for disruptive behaviors in four toddlers with disabilities aged from 26 to 34 months in inclusive toddler classrooms. The research was conducted in three parts. In Part 1, a functional behavioral assessment was conducted to identify the function(s) of the disruptive behavior. In Part 2, behavioral treatments, developed and designed using the Decision Model, were systematically constructed for each toddler. In Part 3, the treatment was implemented in the inclusive toddler program during the most problematic naturally occurring activities for each child. The function-based treatments resulted in a significant increase in the child's replacement behaviors. Additionally, special education teachers' social validity ratings indicated that the individualized function-based treatments were preferable to the previous behavior management strategies.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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