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ERIC Number: EJ805535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
A Preliminary Description of the Occurrence of Proto-Injurious Behavior in Typically Developing Children
Roane, Henry S.; Ringdahl, Joel E.; Vollmer, Timothy R.; Whitmarsh, Ernest L.; Marcus, Bethany A.
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v3 n4-v4 n1 p334-347 2007
Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is a disorder typically associated with developmental disabilities. However, throughout early childhood, some typically developing children also display behavior that is topographically similar to SIB but does not cause injury, commonly referred to as "proto-injurious behavior" (PIB). To date, little research has examined the occurrence of these behaviors in typically developing children. In the current paper, we present preliminary data from a sample of typically developing children in the southeastern United States for whom caregivers reported the occurrence of PIB. The results are discussed in comparison to the occurrence of these behaviors in other populations and in terms of implications for understanding the developmental course of SIB. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States