Early development of self-injurious behavior: An empirical study

Hall, S. and Oliver, C. and Murphy, G.H. (2001) Early development of self-injurious behavior: An empirical study. American Journal on Mental Retardation , 106 (2). pp. 189-199. ISSN 0895-8017 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The early development of SIE in young children with developmental disabilities was examined by tracking over an 18-month period 16 school-age children who had recently started to show early SIE. Naturalistic observations were conducted in each child's classroom every 3 months, and the association between early SIE and environmental events was examined. Results showed that for the 4 children whose early SIE had escalated over this period, there was a significant association between early SIE and low levels of social contact across observation points, supporting: models of the development of SIE. This association might be considered as a risk marker for the exacerbation of SIE. Implications of this finding for targeting early interventions for SIE are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Sensory extinction; People; Maintenance; Children
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 15:34
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 16:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32134 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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