Extinction Effects During Assessment and Treatment of Behavior Disorders in Applied Settings

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The main and side effects of extinction were evaluated in a multiple baseline design across the problem behaviors of two elementary school boys. For each subject, functional analysis procedures resulted in the occurrence and assessment of only one of several problem behaviors reported by teachers. Extinction treatment based on functional analysis outcomes was then applied to the assessed topography and resulted in the emergence of other inappropriate response forms. Each successive behavior was exposed to extinction and changes in previous and subsequent response forms were observed. Both main effects and indirect effects of extinction were examined. Findings are discussed regarding ... continued below

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Magee, Sandy K. (Sandy Kay) December 1998.

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The main and side effects of extinction were evaluated in a multiple baseline design across the problem behaviors of two elementary school boys. For each subject, functional analysis procedures resulted in the occurrence and assessment of only one of several problem behaviors reported by teachers. Extinction treatment based on functional analysis outcomes was then applied to the assessed topography and resulted in the emergence of other inappropriate response forms. Each successive behavior was exposed to extinction and changes in previous and subsequent response forms were observed. Both main effects and indirect effects of extinction were examined. Findings are discussed regarding the covariation of responses and implications for the treatment of behavior disorders in applied settings.

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Magee, Sandy K. (Sandy Kay). Extinction Effects During Assessment and Treatment of Behavior Disorders in Applied Settings, thesis, December 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279085/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .