Behavioral Diagnostic Interventions

  • David A. M. Pyles
  • Jon S. Bailey
Part of the Disorders of Human Learning, Behavior, and Communication book series (HUMAN LEARNING)


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).


Behavior Management Aversive Stimulus Maladaptive Behavior Apply Behavior Analysis Water Mist 
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  • Jon S. Bailey

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