Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms.

Brian D. Greer, Pamela L. Neidert, Claudia L. Dozier, Steven W. Payne, Kimberley L.M. Zonneveld, Amy M. Harper

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Abstract

We conducted functional analyses (FA) with 4 typically developing preschool children during ongoing classroom activities and evaluated treatments that were based on FA results. Results of each child's FA suggested social-positive reinforcement functions, and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior plus time-out was effective in decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. We discuss the utility of classroom-based FAs and potential compromises to experimental control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume46
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Education
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Preschool Children
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Therapeutics
Problem Behavior
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Functional Analysis
Behavior Problems
Reinforcement

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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Greer, B. D., Neidert, P. L., Dozier, C. L., Payne, S. W., Zonneveld, K. L. M., & Harper, A. M. (2013). Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 46(1), 289-295.

Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms. / Greer, Brian D.; Neidert, Pamela L.; Dozier, Claudia L.; Payne, Steven W.; Zonneveld, Kimberley L.M.; Harper, Amy M.

In: Journal of applied behavior analysis, Vol. 46, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 289-295.

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Greer, BD, Neidert, PL, Dozier, CL, Payne, SW, Zonneveld, KLM & Harper, AM 2013, 'Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms.', Journal of applied behavior analysis, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 289-295.
Greer BD, Neidert PL, Dozier CL, Payne SW, Zonneveld KLM, Harper AM. Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms. Journal of applied behavior analysis. 2013 Jan 1;46(1):289-295.
Greer, Brian D. ; Neidert, Pamela L. ; Dozier, Claudia L. ; Payne, Steven W. ; Zonneveld, Kimberley L.M. ; Harper, Amy M. / Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms. In: Journal of applied behavior analysis. 2013 ; Vol. 46, No. 1. pp. 289-295.
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