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ERIC Number: EJ868586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
A Systematic Examination of Different Parameters of Presession Exposure to Tangible Stimuli that Maintain Problem Behavior
O'Reilly, Mark; Lang, Russell; Davis, Tonya; Rispoli, Mandy; Machalicek, Wendy; Sigafoos, Jeff; Lancioni, Giulio; Didden, Robert
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n4 p773-783 Win 2009
We examined the effects of three different presession conditions on tangibly maintained problem behavior for 2 students with autism, using individual-participant multielement designs. First, an analogue functional analysis demonstrated that problem behavior was maintained by access to tangible items. Next, topographies of item rejection were identified. Finally, students were exposed to (a) brief access, (b) no access, and (c) satiation to the tangible items prior to tangible sessions. The results demonstrated high levels of problem behavior following the brief-access and no-access presession conditions and low levels of problem behavior following the satiation condition. The findings are discussed in the context of how satiation might best be defined for these sorts of evaluations. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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