Decreasing self-injurious behavior associated with awakening in a child with autism and developmental delays

Iser G. DeLeon, Wayne W. Fisher, Jean Marie Marhefka

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Abstract

Direct observation data revealed that self-injurious behavior (SIB) emitted by a young boy with autism occurred primarily within one hour after waking versus all other times of the day. Experimentally manipulated scheduled awakenings supported the hypothesized relation between waking and SIB. A faded-bedtime procedure was then implemented to stabilize his sleep patterns, which reduced awakenings by 81% and post-waking SIB by 82%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-119
Number of pages9
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

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Self-Injurious Behavior
Autistic Disorder
Sleep
Observation
Awakening
Autism

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Decreasing self-injurious behavior associated with awakening in a child with autism and developmental delays. / DeLeon, Iser G.; Fisher, Wayne W.; Marhefka, Jean Marie.

In: Behavioral Interventions, Vol. 19, No. 2, 04.2004, p. 111-119.

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DeLeon, Iser G. ; Fisher, Wayne W. ; Marhefka, Jean Marie. / Decreasing self-injurious behavior associated with awakening in a child with autism and developmental delays. In: Behavioral Interventions. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 111-119.
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