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The use of conditional probability analysis to identify a response chain leading to the occurrence of eye poking.
|Title||The use of conditional probability analysis to identify a response chain leading to the occurrence of eye poking.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Hagopian LP, Paclawskyj TR, Kuhn SC|
|Journal||Research in developmental disabilities|
|Date Published||2005 Jul-Aug|
In contrast to the literature on shaping adaptive behavior chains, few applied studies have described procedures for identifying and treating behavior chains involving problem behavior such as self-injury. The present study expands upon past work by conducting a conditional probability analysis and within-session analysis to identify a response chain leading to the occurrence of self-injurious behavior. Based on the hypothesis that stereotypy and self-injury constituted a response chain, the effects of blocking stereotypy were examined. Reductions in both self-injury and in response effort for treatment implementation were observed.
|Alternate Journal||Res Dev Disabil|