The long term successful treatment of the aggressive/destructive behaviors of a preadolescent with autism

Richard M. Foxx, James Meindl

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Abstract

A program was developed for reducing the aggressive/destructive behavior of a 13-year-old boy with autism. All previous interventions had been ineffective. The program included a high density of positive reinforcement, tokens, choice making, response cost, overcorrection, and physical restraint. Treatment occurred in a self-contained classroom at a school for children with special needs. All of the boy's aggressive/destructive behaviors were reduced to at or near zero levels and these effects have been maintained for over a year. He has made excellent progress in a number of academic areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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