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Eliminating a severely retarded blind adolescent's tantrums using mild behavioral interruption: a case study.
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PMID:  7142418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A blind 19 yr old severely retarded man was referred for behavior therapy because of violent and disruptive tantrums. Previous behavioral strategies had failed for various reasons. A very mild, brief, vestibular oriented physical procedure was designed to provide a low level disruptive effect. Intervention consisted of loud teacher demands to stop and work appropriately as well as guiding him through one 360 degrees turn while standing. The data demonstrated rapid and long term success in eliminating the client's tantrums. The results were interpreted in terms of a behavioral interruptor of a chained sequence allowing refocusing of client attention and increased levels of reinforcement.
T L Belcher; C Conetta; C Cole; E Iannotti; M McGovern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0005-7916     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1982 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-07     Completed Date:  1983-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0245075     Medline TA:  J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Blindness / complications*,  psychology
Child Behavior Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Education of Mentally Retarded
Mental Retardation / complications*,  psychology

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