ERIC Number: EJ360917
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
A Neurobiological Alternative to the Perceptual Reinforcement Hypothesis of Stereotyped Behavior: A Commentary on "Self-Stimulatory Behavior and Perceptual Reinforcement."
Lewis, Mark H.; And Others
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v20 n3 p253-58 Fall 1987
In response to a previous article proposing perceptual reinforcement of stereotyped movements in autistic and mentally retarded persons, it is argued that this theory fails to take into account biological findings and theory regarding pathological stereotyped acts. An alternative theory derived from neurological concepts is suggested. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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