This research was supported in part by a grant from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF FOOT—SHOE FETISH DISPLAYED BY A MAN WITH AUTISM
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
2011 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 133–137, Spring 2011
How to Cite
Dozier, C. L., Iwata, B. A. and Worsdell, A. S. (2011), ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF FOOT—SHOE FETISH DISPLAYED BY A MAN WITH AUTISM. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 44: 133–137. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-133
- Issue published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Received October 2, 2009; Final acceptance April 6, 2010
- functional analysis;
- sexual behavior
Results of a functional analysis indicated that a man diagnosed with autism engaged in bizarre sexual behavior in the presence of women wearing sandals. Several treatments proved to be ineffective or impractical. By contrast, a response-interruption/time-out procedure quickly eliminated the problem behavior in multiple settings.