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Outcome summaries of latency-based functional analyses conducted in hospital inpatient units

TitleOutcome summaries of latency-based functional analyses conducted in hospital inpatient units
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLambert, JM, Staubitz, JE, Roane, JTorelli, Houchins-Juárez, NJ, A Juárez, P, Sanders, KB, Warren, ZE
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Summary

Lead Authors
Joseph Lambert and Zachary Warren

Study Aims and Objectives
To demonstrate the practical application of a method for analyzing the function(s) of socially unacceptable behavior in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Methods - Sample, Procedure, Study Measures, Analysis
Researchers attempted to identify the environmental variables (i.e., triggers and consequences) that maintained the aggression, self-harm, suicidal comments, or anxiety of 18 children diagnosed with ASD. Therapists ended trials immediately after observing problematic behavior.

Results – Main Finding(s)
Therapists confirmed functions in 44.4% of cases after observing a mean of 5 (range 3-9) instances of challenging behavior per trial.

Conclusion – Summary Statement
This approach to assessment decreases contact with challenging behavior, confirms behavior functions, and can be used in hospital settings.

PubMed ID28556903