Thu, Mar 16|
Stereotypy: Precursor Behaviors vs Coping Skills
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 2022, VOL. 23, NO. 2, 156–180
Time & Location
Mar 16, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
About the event
A call for discussion on stereotypic behavior:
Researchers and interventionists, particularly behavior analysts, have a long history of empirically evaluating and clinically implementing interventions related to stereotypic behaviors for autistics/ individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Despite evidence of the effectiveness of these procedures in decreasing stereotypic behaviors and establishing adaptive competing repertoires, some neurodiversity activists have increasingly expressed concerns about interventions related to stereotypic behaviors. The purpose of this paper was to recognize some of the issues raised by various sources, underscore the importance of including consumers in the selection of goals and methods of intervention from a social validity perspective, discuss balancing concerns with the right to effective behavioral treatment, and consider areas of overlap, reconciliation, and discourse. We urge behavior analysts to continue to include relevant consumers in the selection of goals and intervention, ensure effective behavioral treatment, and approach addressing stereotypic behavior from a place of compassion and caring for our clients.
This will provide 2 Ethics Continuing Education hours.
This ticket is free and does NOT include any continuing education credits. This ticket allows for admission to the journal club discussion for participation.
Discussion and CEs
+$0.38 service fee
This ticket allows for admission to the journal club discussion for participation AND pays for the allotted continuing education credit(s).
+$0.38 service fee0