Analysis and treatment of finger sucking.

  title={Analysis and treatment of finger sucking.},
  author={Sally Ellingson and Raymond G. Miltenberger and Jason M Stricker and Matthew A Garlinghouse and Jennifer A Roberts and T L Galensky and John T Rapp},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  volume={33 1},
We analyzed and treated the finger sucking of 2 developmentally typical children aged 7 and 10 years. The functional analysis revealed that the finger sucking of both children was exhibited primarily during alone conditions, suggesting that the behavior was maintained by automatic reinforcement. An extended analysis provided support for this hypothesis and demonstrated that attenuation of stimulation produced by the finger sucking resulted in behavior reductions for both children. Treatment… CONTINUE READING

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