Center for Autism SBP ResearchSevere Behavior Program
A substantial number of children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related disorder display severe behavior problems that pose significant risks to themselves, others, and their environment. These behavior problems also interfere with children’s ability to learn important life and academic skills. Current research in the Severe Behavior Program in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is focused on improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and generalizability of function-based interventions, such as functional communication training. Specifically, the Severe Behavior Program is conducting research on:

  • empirically identifying appropriate functional communication responses
  • evaluating stimulus-control procedures in reducing problem behavior in other environments
  • using behavioral momentum theory to minimize problem behavior relapse

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Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: (402) 559-8863
Toll Free: (800) 656-3937 ext 98863

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