The Influence of Therapist Attention on Self-Injury During a Tangible Condition
This study investigated the effects of therapist attention on the self-injurious behavior (SIB) of a 6-year-old girl with developmental disabilities. After results of a functional analysis indicated that SIB was maintained by attention and tangible reinforcement, tangible conditions with and without contingent verbal attention were compared. Results suggested that the inclusion of verbal attention in a tangible condition may confound functional analysis outcomes for behavior that is maintained by attention.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Moore, J. W.,
Mueller, M. M.,
Roberts, D. S.,
(2002). The Influence of Therapist Attention on Self-Injury During a Tangible Condition. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35(3), 283-286.
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