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Reducing self-injurious behaviours in a school setting – with Amy Sarrasin

Andy Swartfigure BCBA (Director of Services) interviews returning podcaster; Amy Sarrasin BCBA (Behaviour Analyst).

In this episode we explore the impact of self-injurious behaviour, and how practitioners have to find the balance between; safety, functional assessment and increasing repertoires.

This podcast is ACE accredited, providing one Learning credit. To apply for this CEU, click here.

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References discussed

BeyondAutism* (2020) 6-Week Assessment Report.

Carbone, V. J., Morgenstern, B., ZecchinTirri, G., & Kolberg, L. (2010). The Role of the Reflexive-Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-R) During Discrete Trial Instruction of Children With Autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental

Iwata, B. A., Dorsey, M. F., Slifer, K. J., Bauman, K. E., & Richman, G. S. (Summer, 1994). Toward a functional analysis of selfinjury. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,27(2), 197-209.doi:10.1901/jaba.1994.27-197

Iwata, B. A., Pace, G. M., Dorsey, M. F., Zarcone, J. R., Vollmer, T. R., Smith, R. G., Willis, K. D. (Summer, 1994). The functions of self-injurious behavior: An experimental-epidemiological analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27(2), 215-40.

Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Single-case designs for educational research. Boston: Pearson A&B.

McGreevy, P., Fry, T., Cornwall, C. (2012) Essential for Living, USA: Patrick McGreevy

Sundberg, M.L. (2008) VB-MAPP Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program: A Language and Social Skills Assessment Program for Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. Guide, AVB Press.

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