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ERIC Number: EJ859319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Analysis of Social Variables when an Initial Functional Analysis Indicates Automatic Reinforcement as the Maintaining Variable for Self-Injurious Behavior
Kuhn, Stephanie A. Contrucci; Triggs, Mandy
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n3 p679-683 Fall 2009
Self-injurious behavior (SIB) that occurs at high rates across all conditions of a functional analysis can suggest automatic or multiple functions. In the current study, we conducted a functional analysis for 1 individual with SIB. Results indicated that SIB was, at least in part, maintained by automatic reinforcement. Further analyses using protective equipment (i.e., a helmet with face shield) revealed an attention function for the SIB. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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