Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms.

Brian D. Greer, Pamela L. Neidert, Claudia L. Dozier, Steven W. Payne, Kimberley L.M. Zonneveld, Amy M. Harper

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We conducted functional analyses (FA) with 4 typically developing preschool children during ongoing classroom activities and evaluated treatments that were based on FA results. Results of each child's FA suggested social-positive reinforcement functions, and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior plus time-out was effective in decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. We discuss the utility of classroom-based FAs and potential compromises to experimental control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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