Fitting In Clinical Applications 2

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Strategy FA screening for automatically-reinforced behavior (Querim et al., 2013) FA screening for automatically-reinforced behavior (Querim et al., 2013)
Description of implementation and outcomes

FA to assess the function or the cause of the problem will be the first step

  • 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

control of the environment in which the FA is conducted

  • 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