Author

Melanie Olson

Abstract

This single case multiple baseline research study examined choice-making as a means to decrease the frequency of self-injurious behaviors in six students with severe disabilities. Five males and one female between the ages of 14 and 21 participated in the five-week intervention. The following research questions were addressed: 1) Does the choice-making intervention reduce hitting, biting, and self-injurious behaviors? 2) How much time does the choice-making intervention add to the classroom teacher's preparation? 3) What costs are associated with the choice-making intervention during an average lesson? The choice-making intervention was associated with positive behavioral outcomes for all of the students. The intervention added both time and cost to the lessons. Implications and areas for future research are discussed.

Graduation Date

2018

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Marino, Matthew

Degree

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

School of Teacher Education

Degree Program

Exceptional Student Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007352

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0007352

Language

English

Release Date

December 2018

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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