Evaluation of combined-antecedent variables on functional analysis results and treatment of problem behavior in a school setting

Danielle N. Dolezal, Patricia F Kurtz

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Call, Wacker, Ringdahl, and Boelter (2005) conducted an analysis in which a single-antecedent condition was compared to a multiple-antecedent condition. The present study extended Call et al. by conducting a structured descriptive assessment (SDA) to identify the antecedent variables most associated with problem behavior in a student with traumatic brain injury and intellectual disabilities. Results indicated that the SDA was effective in identifying relevant antecedent variables that led to the development of an effective intervention in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010



  • Combined-antecedent variables
  • Functional communication training
  • Motivating operations
  • Problem behavior
  • Structured descriptive assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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