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ERIC Number: EJ868597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Assessing the Utility of a Demand Assessment for Functional Analysis
Roscoe, Eileen M.; Rooker, Griffin W.; Pence, Sacha T.; Longworth, Lynlea J.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n4 p819-825 Win 2009
We evaluated the utility of an assessment for identifying tasks for the functional analysis demand condition with 4 individuals who had been diagnosed with autism. During the demand assessment, a therapist presented a variety of tasks, and observers measured problem behavior and compliance to identify demands associated with low levels of compliance or high levels of problem behavior (low-probability demands) and demands associated with high levels of compliance or low levels of problem behavior (high-probability demands). Results showed that clearer functional analysis outcomes were obtained for 3 of the 4 participants when low-probability rather than high-probability demands were used. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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