Joseph H Wehby

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Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is a highly problematic and damaging behavior with profound implications for a person's quality of life. Despite numerous reports documenting changes in self-injury, it is not well-known how these changes relate to systematic improvements in quality of life. We surveyed 41 journals from 1978 to 1996 to identify use of quality(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a high-probability request sequence on the latency to and duration of compliance to a request for completion of an independent math assignment. The participant was an elementary-school student with learning disabilities who exhibited noncompliance during math instruction. The results showed that(More)
Group affection activities were used to increase the interaction of three autistic children with their nonhandicapped peers in an integrated early childhood setting. Peer interaction increased during free play when the affection activities were conducted, but not when similar activities without the affection component were used. This interaction included(More)
Previous studies of response classes in individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and problem behavior have shown that mild problem behavior, precursor behavior, and mands or requests can occur as functionally equivalent to severe problem behavior in some individuals. Furthermore, participants in some studies chose to use functionally equivalent(More)
(1968). Preliminary report on the application of contingent reinforcement procedures (token economy) on a " chronic " psychiatric ward. (1968). Good behavior game: Effects of individual contingencies for group consequences on disruptive behavior in a classroom. (2000). Increasing tootling: The effects of a peer-monitored group contingency program on(More)
  • J H Wehby
  • 1989
Secretary Back Syndrome, the title appropriate and descriptive, the concept original and useful, describes an intermittent, recurrent, symmetrical low-back pain induced by swivel-chair exposure. The swivel chair, by its very mechanical nature, frequently invites poor posture, causing a symmetrical, recurrent, lumbo-sacral strain. Swivel-chair exposure,(More)