Analysis of self-recording in self-management interventions for stereotypy

University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas 77058, USA.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (Impact Factor: 1.19). 03/2012; 45(1):55-68. DOI: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-55
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Most treatments for stereotypy involve arrangements of antecedent or consequent events that are imposed entirely by a therapist. By contrast, results of some studies suggest that self-recording, a common component of self-management interventions, might be an effective and efficient way to reduce stereotypy. Because the procedure typically has included instructions to refrain from stereotypy, self-recording of the absence of stereotypy, and differential reinforcement of accurate recording, it is unclear which element or combination of elements produces reductions in stereotypy. We conducted a component analysis of a self-management intervention and observed that decreases in stereotypy might be attributable to instructional control or to differential reinforcement, but that self-recording per se had little effect on stereotypy.

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