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An evaluation of antecedent exercise on behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement using a three-component multiple schedule.
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PMID:  21941383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated antecedent exercise for treating the automatically reinforced problem behavior of 4 individuals with autism. We conducted preference assessments to identify leisure and exercise items that were associated with high levels of engagement and low levels of problem behavior. Next, we conducted three 3-component multiple-schedule sequences: an antecedent-exercise test sequence, a noncontingent leisure-item control sequence, and a social-interaction control sequence. Within each sequence, we used a 3-component multiple schedule to evaluate preintervention, intervention, and postintervention effects. Problem behavior decreased during the postintervention component relative to the preintervention component for 3 of the 4 participants during the exercise-item assessment; however, the effects could not be attributed solely to exercise for 1 of these participants.
Heather Morrison; Eileen M Roscoe; Amy Atwell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied behavior analysis     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1938-3703     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Behav Anal     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-23     Completed Date:  2012-01-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0174763     Medline TA:  J Appl Behav Anal     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
New England Center for Children, Southborough, Massachusetts 01772, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Interpersonal Relations
Reinforcement (Psychology)*
Reinforcement Schedule*
Stereotyped Behavior / physiology
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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