ERIC Number: EJ858296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Brief Report: A Comparison of Indirect versus Experimental Strategies for the Assessment of Pica
Wasano, Lauren C.; Borrero, John C.; Kohn, Carolynn S.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n11 p1582-1586 Nov 2009
We conducted functional analyses of pica for three individuals with varying levels of intellectual disabilities. In addition, two indirect assessment instruments (the "Motivational Assessment Scale [MAS]", and the "Questions About Behavioral Function [QABF]") were also administered to both the parent and teacher of the child participants. Results of the functional analyses indicated that pica was sensitive to automatic reinforcement. Further, results of both the MAS and QABF also suggested behavioral sensitivity to automatic reinforcement.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Behavior Disorders, Reinforcement, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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