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Covariation between bizarre and nonbizarre speech as a function of the content of verbal attention.
|Title||Covariation between bizarre and nonbizarre speech as a function of the content of verbal attention.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||DeLeon IG, Arnold KL, Rodriguez-Catter V, Uy ML|
|Journal||Journal of applied behavior analysis|
|Date Published||2003 Spring|
A functional analysis suggested that the bizarre speech of an individual with developmental disabilities was maintained by attention. The content of verbal attention was manipulated in two subsequent analyses and revealed that (a) bizarre speech was more frequent when attention was related to the participant's bizarre speech and (b) the participant's statements tended to reflect the content of the therapist's attention, whether bizarre or nonbizarre.
|Alternate Journal||J Appl Behav Anal|