Application of Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Angelman Syndrome
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This chapter provides an overview of challenging behavior in children and
adults with Angelman syndrome and outlines possible reasons regarding how and why
it may develop. Approaches to address challenging behavior that are based on the
principles of applied behavior analysis are presented, along with ways to replace
challenging behavior with socially acceptable skills. Case examples are used to
illustrate assessment and intervention procedures, with a focus on prevention of
challenging behavior and functional communication training.
AAC, Aggression, Alternative communication, Angelman Syndrome,
Antecedents, Applied behavior analysis, Augmentative and alternative communication,
Behavior, Challenging behavior, Consequences, Disability, Functional
assessment, Functional communication training, Genetics, Skill deficits.
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