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ERIC Number: EJ950777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Effects of Presession Satiation on Challenging Behavior and Academic Engagement for Children with Autism during Classroom Instruction
Rispoli, Mandy J.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Lang, Russell; Kang, Soyeon; Lancioni, Giulio; Parker, Richard
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n4 p607-618 Dec 2011
We evaluated the effects of presession satiation on challenging behavior and academic engagement during subsequent classroom activities for three 5-6 year-old children with autism. The percentage of 10-s intervals with challenging behavior and academic engagement during 20-min classroom activity sessions was observed under two conditions. One condition involved presession satiation, in which participants were given unrestricted access to tangible items that maintained their challenging behavior prior to the classroom sessions. This presession satiation continued until the children rejected the tangible item three times. The second condition did not entail presession satiation prior to the beginning of classroom sessions. Effects of the two conditions on challenging behavior and academic engagement were evaluated using individual participant alternating treatments designs. Results demonstrated that the presession satiation condition was associated with consistently lower percentages of intervals with challenging behavior and consistently higher percentages of intervals with academic engagement. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A