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Description

This article describes a preliminary evaluation of the correspondence between functional analysis outcomes across settings with two children who had been diagnosed with autism and who engaged in challenging behavior. The authors demonstrate differences across settings (a therapy room and a classroom) in ABAB reversal designs. The authors describe three potential patterns of results when comparing functional analyses across environments and offer one possible explanation for discrepancies between environments (differing learning histories within separate environments).

Citation

Lang, R., O’Reilly, M. F., Lancioni, G., Machalicek, W., Rispoli, M., & Chan, J. (2008). A preliminary comparison of functional analysis results when conducted in contrived versus natural settings. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 441–445.


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Published Date

2008

Topic

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Type of Resource

Journal Article/Book Chapter

Audience

Researcher

Grade Level

Elementary