Effects of Search Skills Training on the Pica of a Blind Boy

Cathleen C. Piazza, Gregory P. Hanley, Audrey B. Blakeley-Smith, Anne M. Kinsman

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The pica of one young boy who was blind appeared to be maintained by automatic reinforcement. We showed that pica decreased when we taught him to independently search for and find toys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Automatic reinforcement
  • Blind boy
  • Pica
  • Search skills
  • Visual impairments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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