Identifying the variables maintaining self-injurious behavior.

  title={Identifying the variables maintaining self-injurious behavior.},
  author={Vanessa Durand and D B Crimmins},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={18 1},
Reliability and validity data are reported for an instrument designed to identify variables maintaining self-injurious behavior. The Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS) is a 16-item questionnaire that addresses the situational determinants of self-injurious behavior in persons with autism and other developmental disorders. The reliability study indicated that teachers of 50 developmentally disabled persons could agree on the variables presumably maintaining their student's self-injury (interrater… CONTINUE READING

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