Behavioral Diagnostic Interventions
Over the past 20 years, great strides have been made in the analysis and treatment of self-injurious behavior (SIB). Although a few of the early studies (Lovaas, Freitag, Gold, & Kassorla, 1965) investigated controlling conditions, most of the research literature focused on the manipulation of consequences to reduce the frequency and/or severity of SIB. Little attention was paid to causes (i.e., the function the behavior served).
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