Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is used to reduce pain but also may be useful for self-injurious behavior (SIB). In the current investigation, a microcurrent electromedical device, classified as a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS), was applied with a man with Down syndrome who displayed SIB that persisted in the absence of social contingencies. Although clinically significant results were not maintained, a clear difference in the rates of SIB during active and inactive TENS was observed.
- Automatic reinforcement
- Self-injurious behavior
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science