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Schedule-induced challenging behavior.

Emerson, Eric and Thompson, Sarah and Robertson, Janet M. and Henderson, Dawn (1996) Schedule-induced challenging behavior. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 8 (2). pp. 89-103. ISSN 1056-263X

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Abstract

Experimental and descriptive analyses were conducted to investigate the phenomena of schedule-induction and the entrainment of challenging behavior to reinforcer presentation in three children with severe mental retardation. One of the three participants exhibited evidence of increased rates of self-injurious behavior under a fixed-interval schedule when compared with no-reinforcer and extinction baselines. Another participant showed evidence of the entrainment of disruptive behavior to reinforcer presentation in both classroom and experimental settings. Results are discussed in relation to previous research and the relationship between schedule-induced, entrained and operant behavior.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Uncontrolled Keywords: schedule induction - challenging behavior - mental retardation - operant behaviour
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 33018
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2010 16:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33018

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