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ERIC Number: EJ868609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Functional Analysis and Treatment of Rumination Using Fixed-Time Delivery of a Flavor Spray
Wilder, David A.; Register, Martisa; Register, Stanley; Bajagic, Vedrana; Neidert, Pamela L.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n4 p877-882 Win 2009
A functional analysis suggested that rumination exhibited by an adult with autism was maintained by automatic reinforcement. Next, a preference assessment with three flavor sprays (i.e., flavored sprays used by dieters) showed that apple pie spray was most preferred. Finally, the effects of fixed-time delivery of the apple pie spray on levels of rumination were evaluated. The spray reduced rumination, and the participant was taught to self-administer the spray. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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