Descriptive functional analysis of behavioral excesses shown by adults with Down syndrome and dementia.

@article{Millichap2003DescriptiveFA,
  title={Descriptive functional analysis of behavioral excesses shown by adults with Down syndrome and dementia.},
  author={David Millichap and Chris Oliver and Sharna McQuillan and Sunny Kalsy and Vicki Lloyd and Scott D. Hall},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={
          844-54
        }
}
  • David Millichap, Chris Oliver, +3 authors Scott D. Hall
  • Published in
    International journal of…
    2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • OBJECTIVES The study examined the hypothesis that a functional relationship exists between social environmental events and behavioral excesses in individuals with Down syndrome and dementia. DESIGN A case-series design was employed (n = 4) using an direct observation-based descriptive functional assessment procedure. METHODS Observations were conducted in the natural environments of four participants over periods ranging from 11 to 15.4 hours. Data were collected on non-verbal and verbal… CONTINUE READING

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