Covariation between bizarre and nonbizarre speech as a function of the content of verbal attention.

TitleCovariation between bizarre and nonbizarre speech as a function of the content of verbal attention.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDeLeon IG, Arnold KL, Rodriguez-Catter V, Uy ML
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume36
Issue1
Pagination101-4
Date Published2003 Spring
Abstract

A functional analysis suggested that the bizarre speech of an individual with developmental disabilities was maintained by attention. The content of verbal attention was manipulated in two subsequent analyses and revealed that (a) bizarre speech was more frequent when attention was related to the participant's bizarre speech and (b) the participant's statements tended to reflect the content of the therapist's attention, whether bizarre or nonbizarre.

Alternate JournalJ Appl Behav Anal