Behavior management of aggressive sequela after reye's syndrome

Harvey E. Jacobs, Mary Lynch, Joseph Cornick, Keith Slifer

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This study describes the use of behavior management procedures to reduce the occurrence of severe behavioral sequela in a 14-year-old, post-Reye's syndrome male. Prior to intervention the client exhibited severe self-injurious, hyperaggressive, and food refusal behaviors that precluded any opportunities for rehabilitation, placed him at severe medical risk, and made him a candidate for institutional placement. With contingent restraint, in vivo desensitization, and reinforcement contingencies it was possible to control these behaviors and begin intensive rehabilitation. Subsequently, the client returned to his family and community day school for the severely handicapped where he remains five years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-563
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1986


  • Aggression
  • Behavior therapy
  • Brain injury
  • Outcome and process assessment (health care)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reye's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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