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ERIC Number: EJ889226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Evaluation of Stimulus Control over a Communication Response as an Intervention for Stereotypical Responding
Anderson, Cynthia M.; Doughty, Shannon S.; Doughty, Adam H.; Williams, Dean C.; Saunders, Kathryn J.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n2 p333-339 Sum 2010
Stereotypical behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement often does not result in harm but may be undesirable in some situations. In the current investigation, participants were 2 individuals who engaged in nonharmful stereotypical responses shown in an analogue functional analysis to be insensitive to social contingencies. After bringing these responses under stimulus control using differential punishment, both participants learned a mand to terminate punishment for stereotypy. We also assessed whether the mand could be brought under stimulus control. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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