Problem behavior and noise
Jason C. Bourret
Richard B. Graff, Eileen M. Roscoe
Date of Award
Master of Applied Behavior Analysis
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
behavioral sciences, psychology, behavioral, autism, noise sensitivity
Noise - Psychological aspects, Autism
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Cognitive Psychology
There is limited empirical research on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior reported to be evoked by loud noise. In the current study we examined a method for assessing and treating problem behavior reported to be occurring in loud environments. Results of an indirect assessment in the form of a survey to a direct assessment of problem behavior and noise in vivo, a formal noise analysis, and a functional analysis. A treatment evaluation based on the outcome of the assessments was then created. Three participants were referred to the study because aggressive or self-injurious behavior was hypothesized to occur in the presence of specific noises. Despite caregiver reports of problem behavior occurring in the context of specific noises, results of the formal analyses did not not show a correlation between loud noise and problem behavior.
Allison J. Castile
Castile, Allison J., "Assessing and treating problem behavior reported to be evoked by noise" (2011). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 54. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20001019
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