Establishing schedule control over dropping to the floor

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In contrast to inherently dangerous behaviors such as self-injury and aggression, some behaviors ate problematic because of the context in which they occur. In the current study, we report on a boy who engaged in dropping to the floor both excessively and at inappropriate times. During the functional analysis, dropping occurred across all conditions, suggesting that it was either multiply maintained of maintained by automatic reinforcement. Treatment involved the use of discriminative stimuli and differential reinforcement with response cost to teach the client when dropping to the floor was and was not appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

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Appointments and Schedules
Reinforcement (Psychology)
Reinforcement
Dangerous Behavior
Aggression
Costs and Cost Analysis
Wounds and Injuries
Functional analysis
Costs
Self-injury

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Establishing schedule control over dropping to the floor. / Hagopian, Louis P.; Van Stone, Maureen; Crockett, Jennifer L.

In: Behavioral Interventions, Vol. 18, No. 4, 11.2003, p. 291-297.

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Hagopian, Louis P.; Van Stone, Maureen; Crockett, Jennifer L. / Establishing schedule control over dropping to the floor.

In: Behavioral Interventions, Vol. 18, No. 4, 11.2003, p. 291-297.

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