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ERIC Number: EJ844895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Longitudinal Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior during an Atypical Neuroleptic Medication Cross-over Evaluation for an Adolescent with Developmental Disabilities
Moore, Timothy R.; Tervo, Raymond C.; McComas, Jennifer J.; Rivard, Patrick F.; Symons, Frank J.
Education and Treatment of Children, v32 n1 p105-119 Feb 2009
This quasi-longitudinal descriptive case study evaluated problem behavior for an adolescent boy with developmental disabilities via repeated functional behavioral analysis (FBA) probes during a blinded cross-over from the atypical neuroleptic Risperdal (Risperidone) to Seroquel (Quetiapine). The repeated FBA probes showed no medication differences for the frequency or function of problem behavior. A second study was completed following a school placement change with repeated FBA probes and a stable medication regimen. In this context, problem behavior was negatively reinforced in the form of escape from task demands. School staff subsequently implemented a function-based treatment decreasing problem behavior during treatment sessions. Implications for collaboration between health care providers and behavioral specialists in the design of comprehensive interventions for problem behavior are discussed. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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