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ERIC Number: EJ911993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1539-4352
A Quantitative Synthesis of Developmental Disability Research: The Impact of Functional Assessment Methodology on Treatment Effectiveness
Delfs, Caitlin H.; Campbell, Jonathan M.
Behavior Analyst Today, v11 n1 p4-19 2010
Methods and outcomes from functional behavioral assessment have been researched widely over the past twenty-five years. However, several important research questions have yet to be examined sufficiently. This quantitative review of developmental disability research aims to make comparisons of different functional behavioral assessment methodologies, both across and within diagnostic categories. Quantitative synthesis data were used to answer questions regarding behavioral function, assessment type, differences based upon diagnostic category, and treatment effectiveness. Results indicate that assessment methodology does not impact treatment effectiveness, but both identified functions and treatment effectiveness are impacted by diagnosis. Implications for clinicians as well as future research directions are also discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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