The use of conditional probability analysis to identify a response chain leading to the occurrence of eye poking.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15766631
Author: 
Kuhn SC
Author List: 
Hagopian LP
Paclawskyj TR
Kuhn SC
Journal: 
Res Dev Disabil
PubMed ID: 
15766631
Pagination: 
393-7
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 
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.
Published Date: 
March, 2005

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