Examining the function of problem behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: preliminary experimental analysis

Langthorne, Paul and McGill, Peter and O'Reilly, Mark F. and Lang, Russell and Machalicek, Wendy and Chan, Jeffrey Michael and Rispoli, Mandy (2011) Examining the function of problem behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: preliminary experimental analysis. Examining the function of problem behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: preliminary experimental analysis, 116 (1). pp. 65-80. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1944-7558-116.1.65

Abstract

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of intellectual and developmental disability. The influence of environmental variables on behaviors associated with the syndrome has received only scant attention. The current study explored the function served by problem behavior in fragile X syndrome by using experimental functional analysis methodology with 8 children with fragile X. No child met criteria for attention-maintained problem behavior, 5 children met criteria for escape-maintained problem behavior, and 4 children met criteria for tangible-maintained problem behavior. Results are discussed and compared with previous findings on the function of problem behavior in fragile X syndrome, and implications for intervention are discussed. It is noted that the external validity of these findings is limited by the small sample size.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV3008 Mental handicap and social care
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 15:39
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 13:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26317 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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