Title

Behavioral intervention for problem behavior in children with Fragile X Syndrome.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

V. Mark Durand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Date Issued

2011-01-01

Date Available

2013-04-25

ISSN

1944-7515

Abstract

Parents and professionals typically report problem behavior as a significant concern for children with fragile X syndrome. In the present study, the authors explored whether behaviorally based interventions would result in a reduction in problem behavior and an improvement in quality of life for 3 children with fragile X syndrome and their families. A multiple baseline design was used to demonstrate intervention effects for specific high-priority contexts (i.e., bedtime, running errands, and toileting). A multicomponent intervention plan was developed to teach the parents and child to effectively cope with the particular context. After intervention, there were substantial improvements in problem behavior and family quality of life within the given contexts. Results of this study demonstrated the effectiveness of behavioral intervention for children with fragile X syndrome.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 116(6), 457-478. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-116.6.457.

Language

en_US

Publisher

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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