Effects of an Antecedent Intervention on Repetitive Behaviors of a Child With Autism

@inproceedings{Hansen2015EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an Antecedent Intervention on Repetitive Behaviors of a Child With Autism},
  author={Blake D Hansen and Jamie P. Wadsworth},
  year={2015}
}
Repetitive self-injurious eye poking and stereotypic hand clapping were assessed in a child with autism and hearing impairment. A functional behavioral assessment conducted to identify the variables maintaining eye-poking behaviors indicated automatic reinforcement. Choice and environmental enrichment strategies were implemented to decrease the motivating operations associated with eye poking. Providing a choice of toys to hold in his hand led to the greatest reductions in both repetitive eye… CONTINUE READING