ERIC Number: EJ915751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Replacement Behaviors for Identified Functions of Challenging Behaviors
Matson, Johnny L.; Shoemaker, Mary E.; Sipes, Megan; Horovitz, Max; Worley, Julie A.; Kozlowski, Alison M.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n2 p681-684 Mar-Apr 2011
Functional assessment has become a major feature of learning-based research. A critical element of the majority of these studies includes not only methods and procedures to identify the cause of the challenging behavior, but to establish replacement treatment methods. By far the most common intervention in the 176 studies we reviewed was reinforcement. Noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) was the most common reinforcement method, followed by differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO). Reinforcement plus extinction was the second most commonly employed treatment followed by functional communication training with or without reinforcement. Researchers proved to be very creative. Forty different treatment methods were employed. The implications of these data are discussed.
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Reinforcement, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Counseling Techniques
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