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ERIC Number: EJ910170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Functional Analysis and Treatment of the Delusional Statements of a Man with Multiple Disabilities: A Four-Year Follow-Up
Travis, Robert; Sturmey, Peter
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n4 p745-749 Win 2010
Although delusional statements in people with intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injury can be treated using behavioral interventions, none have demonstrated long-term treatment effects. In the current study, a functional analysis demonstrated that delusional statements were maintained by attention. Differential reinforcement of alternative behavior and extinction of delusional statements resulted in near elimination of delusional statements and an increase in nondelusional statements. Follow-up at 6 months, 1, 2, and 4 years indicated that treatment gains were maintained with continued staff training. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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