EXTINCTION EFFECTS DURING THE ASSESSMENT OF MULTIPLE PROBLEM BEHAVIORS

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Department of Behavior Analysis, P.O. Box 310919, Denton, Texas 76203-0919 (E-mail: ellis@scs.unt.edu).

Abstract

Extinction effects were evaluated in a multiple baseline across behaviors design with 2 boys after just one of several target problem behaviors was observed during a functional analysis. Other target behaviors emerged as extinction was introduced sequentially across all problem behaviors. Results demonstrated an efficient strategy for simultaneously assessing multiple problem behaviors maintained by the same consequence.

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