Fitting In Clinical Applications 2

Your response Response suggestion
Strategy Leveraging restrictive behavior for interactive play (Watkins et al., 2019) FA screening for automatically-reinforced behavior (Querim et al., 2013)
Description of implementation and outcomes


  • It is a quicker alternative to an FA and is more accurate than an FBA
  • It will help ensure the most effective treatment is implemented
  • There is a possibility the findings will indicate additional assessment conditions are needed
Possible clinical obstacles


  • If the stereotypy provides automatic negative reinforcement, such as escape from environmental stimuli that is not socially mediated (e.g., lights, sounds, crowds), then the assessment may show no rates of the target behavior