Title

The Influence of Therapist Attention on Self-Injury During a Tangible Condition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2002

Department

Psychology

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

35

Issue

3

First Page

283

Last Page

286