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Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behavior.

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dc.contributor.author Devlin, Sarah en
dc.contributor.author Healy, Olive en
dc.contributor.author Leader, Geraldine en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-21T09:09:33Z en
dc.date.available 2009-04-21T09:09:33Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Devlin, Sarah, Geraldine Leader and Olive Healy. 2009. "Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behavior." Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 3(1):223-231. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/133 en
dc.description.abstract The current study investigates the comparative effects of sensory-integration therapy and behavioral interventions on rates of self-injurious behaviour (SIB) in a nine-year-old boy with a diagnosis of autism. A functional analysis was conducted to identify the variables maintaining the self-injurious behavior. This analysis demonstrated that SIB was maintained by negative reinforcement as a result of escaping or avoiding demand situations. A sensory integration therapy and a behavioral intervention were compared within an alternating treatments design. Results from this study clearly demonstrate that the behavioral intervention was more effective in reducing SIB than the sensory-integration therapy. Finally, in the best treatment phase, the behavioral intervention only was implemented and further reduction was observed in the frequency SIB. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Sensory-integration therapy en
dc.subject Behavioural intervention en
dc.subject Negative reinforcement en
dc.subject Autism en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-injurious behaviour en
dc.subject.lcsh Autism en
dc.subject.lcsh Sensory integration dysfuntion in children en
dc.title Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behavior. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.rasd.2008.06.004 en

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