Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

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Category: Learning Center Videos

DeLeon, I. G. Applying Behavioral Economic Concepts Towards the Treatment of Challenging Behavior in Individuals With Autism. Presentation plus 1 BACB/PSY CE credit.

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Behavior analysts have increasingly applied economic concepts towards understanding issues of social significance in areas such as consumer choice, gambling, and substance abuse. This presentation will describe a translational progression of studies that applies economic concepts to work with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, culminating in demonstrations of the implications for the treatment of behavior problems. Initial laboratory investigations revealed that although two stimuli may appear equally valuable when their cost (in terms of response requirements) is low, under certain circumstances differences in value emerge when the response requirements increase. In subsequent clinical studies, this general theme was extended towards examining (a) the utility of various consequences when arranging interventions for behavior disorders, and (b) examining how the analyses required to identify these relations can be made practical and practicable in applied settings.


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