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

TitleThe use of conditional probability analysis to identify a response chain leading to the occurrence of eye poking.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHagopian LP, Paclawskyj TR, Kuhn SC
JournalResearch in developmental disabilities
Volume26
Issue4
Pagination393-7
Date Published2005 Jul-Aug
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.

Alternate JournalRes Dev Disabil