Effects of wrist weights on self-injurious and adaptive behaviors

Gregory P. Hanley, Cathleen C. Piazza, Kris M. Keeney, Audrey B. Blakeley-Smith, April S. Worsdell

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The effects of wrist weights on the self-injurious and adaptive behaviors of a young boy with profound mental retardation were evaluated. Application of wrist weights reduced SIB by 92% and was associated with either increases or stable levels of multiple novel and preexisting adaptive behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive behavior
  • Automatic reinforcement
  • Self-feeding
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Wrist weights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Applied Psychology


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