THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT ADULTS AS THERAPISTS DURING FUNCTIONAL ANALYSES

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University Hospital School, 100 Hawkins Dr. Room 349, Iowa City, Iowa 52232-1011 (E-mail: joel-ringdahl@uiowa.edu).

Abstract

The differential effects of caregivers and inpatient staff members as therapists on behavior were evaluated within a reversal design. Results indicated that problem behaviors were higher in the presence of caregivers relative to inpatient staff. These results are discussed in terms of how antecedent stimuli can affect functional analysis outcomes.

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