Assessment and treatment of vocal stereotypy associated with television: a pilot study
Article [Accepted Manuscript]
Is part ofJournal of applied behavior analysis ; vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 544-548.
Publisher(s)Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
A 6-year-old boy diagnosed with autism participated in a pilot study showing that (a) television was associated with increased vocal stereotypy and (b) sitting was associated with lower levels of vocal stereotypy. Subsequently, we reduced vocal stereotypy while the television was on by reinforcing sitting on a variable-interval schedule. Results suggest that conditional percentages may be useful for identifying alternative behaviors as part of treatments for stereotypy.