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ERIC Number: EJ917086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
The Effects of a Brushing Procedure on Stereotypical Behavior
Davis, Tonya N.; Durand, Shannon; Chan, Jeffrey M.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n3 p1053-1058 Jul-Sep 2011
In this study we analyzed the effects of a brushing protocol on stereotyped behavior of a young boy with autism. First, a functional analysis was conducted which showed that the participant's stereotypy was maintained by automatic reinforcement. Next, the Wilbarger Protocol, a brushing intervention, was implemented. An ABA design was implemented in which the participant was observed during four phases: (a) baseline, prior to the administration of the brushing protocol; (b) week 3 of implementation of the brushing protocol; (c) week 5 of implementation; and (d) 6 months after the discontinuation of the brushing protocol. Findings suggest that the brushing protocol had no marked affect on levels of stereotypy. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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