Functional Analysis and Intervention of Breath-Holding
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
We conducted a functional analysis of breath-holding episodes in a 7-year-old girl with severe mental retardation and Cornelia-de-Lange syndrome. The results showed that breath holding served an operant function, primarily to gain access to attention. The intervention, consisting of extinction, scheduled attention, and use of a picture card communication system, resulted in decreased breath holding.
Marder, T. J.,
Mace, F. C.
(1995). Functional Analysis and Intervention of Breath-Holding. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 28(3), 339-340.
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