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ERIC Number: EJ861672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0731-7107
Continuous Access to Competing Stimulation as Intervention for Self-Injurious Skin Picking in a Child with Autism
Ladd, Mara V.; Luiselli, James K.; Baker, Lorianne
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v31 n1 p54-60 2009
Children with autism frequently display self-injurious behavior (SIB), but skin picking--a less severe topography of SIB--has not been the focus of much clinical research. The present study evaluated a home-based intervention that was implemented with a 9-year-old girl who had autism and picked her fingers with resulting tissue damage. The intervention allowed the girl to hold and manipulate preferred objects during play and leisure activities. Evaluated in an ABAB reversal design, intervention essentially eliminated skin picking. Clinical and research implications are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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