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An Analysis of Choice-Making as A Means To Decrease The Frequency of Self-Injurious Behaviors in Students with Severe Disabilities

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2018
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This single case multiple baseline research study examined choice-making as a means to decrease the frequency of self-injurious behaviors in six students with severe disabilities. Five males and one female between the ages of 14 and 21 participated in the five-week intervention. The following research questions were addressed: 1) Does the choice-making intervention reduce hitting, biting, and self-injurious behaviors? 2) How much time does the choice-making intervention add to the classroom teacher's preparation? 3) What costs are associated with the choice-making intervention during an average lesson? The choice-making intervention was associated with positive behavioral outcomes for all of the students. The intervention added both time and cost to the lessons. Implications and areas for future research are discussed.
Title: An Analysis of Choice-Making as A Means To Decrease The Frequency of Self-Injurious Behaviors in Students with Severe Disabilities.
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Name(s): Olson, Melanie, Author
Marino, Matthew, Committee Chair
Vasquez, Eleazar, Committee Member
Hines, Rebecca, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This single case multiple baseline research study examined choice-making as a means to decrease the frequency of self-injurious behaviors in six students with severe disabilities. Five males and one female between the ages of 14 and 21 participated in the five-week intervention. The following research questions were addressed: 1) Does the choice-making intervention reduce hitting, biting, and self-injurious behaviors? 2) How much time does the choice-making intervention add to the classroom teacher's preparation? 3) What costs are associated with the choice-making intervention during an average lesson? The choice-making intervention was associated with positive behavioral outcomes for all of the students. The intervention added both time and cost to the lessons. Implications and areas for future research are discussed.
Identifier: CFE0007352 (IID), ucf:52086 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-12-01
M.Ed.
Community Innovation and Education, School of Teacher Education
Masters
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Subject(s): Choice-making -- Severe Disabilities -- Behavior Intervention
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007352
Restrictions on Access: public 2018-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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