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Tk's Running Behavior: A Case Study

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One clinical dilemma that needed to be addressed was T.K’s running behavior. According to Boyd, B. A., Mcdonough, S. G., & Bodfish, J. W. (2011), “Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions for Repetitive Behaviors in Autism” the recommended practice was for the client to engage in physical activities. Some of the activities mentioned include jogging, roller skating or engaging in highly preferred activities prior to a difficult or less preferred one. Before reading the journal article found in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, I was conducting therapy differently. For example, instead of letting my client “run around” since this is his repetitive behavior, I would bring him inside the room to stop that behavior.
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