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ERIC Number: EJ823579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Clarifying Functional Analysis Outcomes for Disruptive Behaviors by Controlling Consequence Delivery for Stereotypy
Asmus, Jennifer M.; Franzese, Julie C.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Dozier, Claudia L.
School Psychology Review, v32 n4 p624-630 2003
Although individuals may engage in several topographies of aberrant behavior, each with different functions, it is not uncommon for researchers to conduct one functional analysis. We conducted two functional analyses for a child with autism, one with and one without consequences for stereotypic vocalizations. Only the analysis without consequences for stereotypic vocalizations differentiated the function of the primary target behavior, disruption. The data suggest that in some cases high-rate behaviors may serve as establishing operations that mask the function of lower rate behaviors and warrant separate functional analyses. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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