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Physiological Issues Related to Problem Behavior: References


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Physiological Issues Related to Problem Behavior References

  • Baker, D. J., Blumberg, R., & Freeman, R. (2002). Considerations for functional assessment of problem behavior among persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness. In J. Jacobson, J. Mulick, and S. Holburn (Eds.), Programs and services for people with dual developmental and psychiatric disabilities (pp. 51-66). Kingston, NY: NADD.

  • Baker, D. J., Blumberg, E. R., Freeman, R, Wieseler, N. (2002). Can psychiatric disorders be seen as establishing operations? Integrating applied behavior analysis and psychiatry. Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 5, 118-124.



  • Didden, R., Curfs, L. M., Van Driel, S., & De Moor, J. M. (2002). Sleep problems in children and young adults with developmental disabilities: Home-based functional assessment and treatment. Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 33, 49-58.

  • Durand, V. M. (1990). Severe behavior problems: A functional communication training approach. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Durand, V. M. (1998). Sleep better! Baltimore: Brookes.

  • Durand, V. M., & Carr, E. G. (1987). Social influences on "self-stimulatory" behavior: Analysis and treatment application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 20(2), 119-132.

  • Durand, V. M., Gernert-Dott, P., & Mapstone, E. (1996). Treatment of sleep in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of the Associations for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 21(3), 114-122.


  • Freeman, R. L., Horner, R. H., & Reichle, J. E. (1999). Relation between heart rate and problem behaviors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 104(4), 330-345.

  • Freeman, R. L., Horner, R. H., & Reichle, J. (2002). Functional assessment and self-restraint (Chapter 6). In S. Schroeder, M. L. Oster-Granite, & T. Thompson (Eds.), Self-injurious behavior: Gene-brain-behavior relationships (pp. 105-118). Washington, DC: APA Books.


  • Guess, D., & Carr, E. (1991). Emergence and maintenance of stereotypy and self-injury. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 96(3), 299-319.

  • Guess, D., Roberts, S., & Guy, B. (1999). Implications of behavior state for the assessment and education of students with profound disabilities. In A. C. Repp & R. H. Horner (Eds.), Functional analysis of problem behavior: From effective assessment to effective support (pp.338-394). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.


  • Harris, J. C. (1992). Neurobiological factors in self-injurious behavior. In J. K. Luiselli, J. L. Matson, & N. N. Singh (Eds.), Self-injurious behavior: Analysis, assessment, and treatment (pp. 59-92). New York: Springer-Verlag.

  • Harvey, M. T., & Kennedy, C. H. (2002). Polysomnographic phenotypes in developmental disabilities. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 723, 1-6.


  • Kay, S., Harchik, A. F., & Luiselli, J. K. (2006). Elimination of drooling by an adolescent student with autism attending public high school. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8(1), 24-28. doi:10.1177/10983007060080010401

  • Kennedy, C. H., & Itonken, T. (1993). Effects of setting events on the problem behavior of students with severe disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 321-327.

  • Kennedy, C. H., & Meyer, K. A. (1998). Sleep deprivation, allergy symptoms, and negatively reinforced problem behavior. Journal of Applied behavior Analysis, 26, 321-327.

  • Kennedy, C. H., & Thompson, T. (2000). Health conditions contributing to problem behavior among people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. In M. L. Wehmeyer, & J. R. Patton, (Eds.), Mental retardation in the 21st century (pp. 211-231). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

  • Kern, L., Koegel, R. L., Dyer, K., Blew, P. A., & Fenton, L. R. (1982). The effects of physical exercise on self-stimulation and appropriate responding in autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 12, 399-419.

  • Koegel, R. L., & Koegel, L. K. (1989). Community-referenced research on self-stimulation. In C. Cipani (Ed.), The treatment of severe behavior disorders: Behavior analysis approaches [Monographs of American Association on Mental Retardation, 12] (pp. 129-250). Washington, DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.


  • Mace, F. C., & Mauk, J. E. (1999). Biobehavioral diagnosis and treatment of self-injury. In A. C. Repp & R. H. Horner (Eds.), Functional analysis of problem behavior: From effective assessment to effective support (pp. 78-97). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

  • McCamman, S., & Rues, J. (1990). Nutrition monitoring and supplementation. In J. C. Graff, M. M. Ault, D. Guess, M. Taylor, & B. Thompson (Eds.), Health care for students with disabilities: An illustrated medical guide for the classroom. Baltimore: Brookes.

  • McGimsey, J. F., & Favell, J. E. (1988). The effects of increased physical exercise on disruptive behavior in retarded persons. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 18, 167-179.

  • Moore, J. W., Doggertt, R. A., Edwards, R. P., & Olmi, D. J. (1999). Using functional assessment and teacher-implemented functional analysis outcomes to guide intervention for two students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Proven Practice, 2(1), 3-9.


  • O'Reilly, M. F. (1995). Functional analysis and treatment of escape-maintained aggression correlated with sleep deprivation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 28, 225-226.

  • O'Reilly, M. F. (1997). Functional analysis of episodic self-injury correlated with recurrent otitis media. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30(1), 165-167.


  • Roberts-Gwinn, M. M., Luiten, L., Derby, K. M., Johnson, T. A., & Weber, K. (2001). Identification of competing reinforcers for behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 3(2), 83-87. doi:10.1177/109830070100300204

  • Romanczyk, R. G., & Mathews, A. L. (1998). Physiological state as antecedent: Utilization in functional analyses. In J. K. Luiselli & M. J. Cameron (Eds.), Antecedent control: Innovative approaches to behavioral support (115-138). Baltimore: Brookes.


  • Sandman, C. A. (1991). The opiate hypothesis in autism and self-injury. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 1, 237-248.

  • Schreck, K. A. (2001). Behavioral treatments for sleep problems in autism: Empirically supported or just universally accepted? Behavioral Interventions, 16, 265-278.

  • Schroeder, S. R., Reese, R. M., Hellings, J., Loupe, P., & Tessel, R. E. (1999). The causes of self-injurious behavior and their implications. In N. A. Wieseler, R. H. Hanson, & G. Siperstein (Eds.), Challenging behavior of persons with mental health disorders and severe developmental disabilities (pp. 65-87). Washington, DC: AAMR.

  • Doran, S. M., Harvey, M. T., & Horner, R. H. (2006). Sleep and developmental disabilities: Assessment, treatment, and outcome measures. Mental Retardation, 44(1), 13-27.

  • Symons, F. J., Davis, M. L., & Thompson, T. (2000). Self-injurious behavior and sleep disturbance in adults with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 21, 115-123. 528.


  • Thompson, T. (2009). Freedom from meltdowns: Dr. thompson's solutions for children with autism. Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

  • Thompson, T., Egli, M., Symons, F., & Delaney, D. (1994). Neurobehavioral mechanisms of drug action in developmental disabilities. In T. Thompson & D. B. Gray (Eds.), Destructive behavior in developmental disabilities: Diagnosis and treatment (pp. 133 179). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


  • Umbreit, J. (1995). Functional assessment and intervention in a regular classroom setting for the disruptive behavior of a student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Behavioral Disorders, 20(4), 267-278.


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