Evaluating a treatment without extinction for elopement maintained by access to stereotypy
Elopement is a common and potentially dangerous form of problem behavior. Results of a functional analysis found that the elopement of a child with autism was maintained by access to stereotypy in the form of door play. We implemented functional communication training and contingency-based delays dependent on the absence of elopement and increased the amount of time the participant waited prior to engaging in stereotypy. We also conducted treatment-extension probes, with the participant waiting up to 10 min without elopement.
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
contingency-based delay, elopement, functional analysis, stereotypy
Boyle, Megan A., McKenzie T. Bacon, Emily M. Brewer, Samantha M. Carton, and Lauren A. Gaskill. "Evaluating a treatment without extinction for elopement maintained by access to stereotypy." Journal of applied behavior analysis 53, no. 3 (2020): 1531-1541.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis