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ERIC Number: EJ826961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Increasing Adaptive Responses and Reducing Finger Mouthing in an Adolescent with Multiple Disabilities: Evaluation of an Upgraded Microswitch-Cluster Program
Lancioni, Giulio E.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Oliva, Doretta; Cingolani, Eleonora; D'Oro, Lega F.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v4 n3 p247-250 2008
We evaluated an upgraded version of a microswitch-cluster program used for promoting adaptive foot and head responses and reducing finger mouthing with a boy with multiple disabilities. The boy had been exposed to an early version of the program, which ensured that positive stimulation followed only adaptive responses occurring free from finger mouthing. The first extra feature of the new version was that the stimulation lasted for the scheduled time only if finger mouthing was absent all that time. Another feature of the new version consisted of extra stimulation arrangements. The boy showed significant performance improvement with the new version of the program. The improvement was maintained over a 7-month follow-up. (Contains 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
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Language: English
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