Noncontingent Application Versus Contingent Removal of Tactile Stimulation: Effects on Self-injury in a Young Boy with Multiple Disabilities

Sigafoos J. and Pennell D. (1995) Noncontingent Application Versus Contingent Removal of Tactile Stimulation: Effects on Self-injury in a Young Boy with Multiple Disabilities. Behaviour Change, 12 3: 139-143. doi:10.1017/S0813483900005994


Author Sigafoos J.
Pennell D.
Title Noncontingent Application Versus Contingent Removal of Tactile Stimulation: Effects on Self-injury in a Young Boy with Multiple Disabilities
Journal name Behaviour Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2049-7768
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0813483900005994
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 139
End page 143
Total pages 5
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract This study examined the effects of tactile stimulation on self-injurious behaviour (SIB) in a 10-year-old boy with developmental disabilities. SIB occurred at high rates during unstructured play, suggesting an automatic reinforcement, sensory stimulation function. Noncontingent application of an alternative source of tactile stimulation produced only modest reductions in SIB, but contingent removal of the objects used to obtain tactile stimulation produced clinically significant reductions.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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