Observing Self-Injurious Behavior

TitleObserving Self-Injurious Behavior
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsKeith-Spiegel, P, Koocher, GP
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
KeywordsHuman Research Subjects , SOCIOLOGY
AbstractIn order to get baseline data for an experimental study on self-injurious behavior in autistic children, participants were observed without intervention unless the child was engaging in behavior that would cause permanent injury. The authors present this case as an example of best practice.
NotesGerald P. Koocher and Patricia C. Keith-Spiegel, Children, Ethics, and the Law: Professional Issues and Cases, University of Nebraska Press, 1990.
OEC Unique IdentifierEthics in Mental Health Research, Case Studies
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