A comparison of multiple reinforcer assessments to identify the function of maladaptive behavior

Steven E. Lindauer, Jennifer R. Zarcone, David M. Richman, Stephen R. Schroeder

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Abstract

Functional analysis results indicated that maladaptive behaviors displayed by a 25-year-old man with profound mental retardation were maintained by attention from caregivers and possibly, to a lesser degree, by access to tangible items. A concurrent-schedules procedure was then used to study the relative reinforcing value for maladaptive behavior of attention versus tangible items. Results of the concurrent-schedules assessment and subsequent functional communication training indicated that preference for attention versus access to a tangible object varied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume35
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Concurrent schedules of reinforcement
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Functional analysis
  • Functional communication training
  • Reinforcer assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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A comparison of multiple reinforcer assessments to identify the function of maladaptive behavior. / Lindauer, Steven E.; Zarcone, Jennifer R.; Richman, David M.; Schroeder, Stephen R.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 35, No. 3, 09.2002, p. 299-303.

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Lindauer, Steven E.; Zarcone, Jennifer R.; Richman, David M.; Schroeder, Stephen R. / A comparison of multiple reinforcer assessments to identify the function of maladaptive behavior.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 35, No. 3, 09.2002, p. 299-303.

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