DIFFERENTIAL RESPONDING ACROSS THERAPISTS IN A FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS: A CASE STUDY

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Natalie Parks, Marcus Autism Center, 1920 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329. E-mail: natalie.parks@choa.org

Abstract

False negative functional analysis (FA) results may be less likely when caregivers serve as therapists, as problem behavior may be more likely to occur in the presence of a caregiver than with a novel therapist. This case study both replicated and extended prior research on this topic. It provides an example of FA results differing between a caregiver and novel therapist and also showed that FA results may differ across caregivers when they serve as therapists. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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