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ERIC Number: EJ844894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Constipation Associated with Self-Injurious and Aggressive Behavior Exhibited by a Child Diagnosed with Autism
Christensen, Tory J.; Ringdahl, Joel E.; Bosch, Joni J.; Falcomata, Terry S.; Luke, Jeffrey R.; Andelman, Marc S.
Education and Treatment of Children, v32 n1 p89-103 Feb 2009
A functional analysis was conducted to identify the role environmental variables had on the maintenance of self-injury and aggression. At the outset of the evaluation, an abdominal x-ray showed a moderate to large amount of stool throughout the colon (i.e., constipation). Consequently, medication was administered to promote bowel emptying. Initial high rates of self-injury and aggression reduced to near-zero levels following bowel cleanout, yielding undifferentiated functional analysis results. (Contains 6 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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