Episode 37 - Pica

You might think this is the Cathleen Piazza episode.  Well, it sort of is...but we're mainly here to talk about pica, its many functions, and how much of a Sherlock Holmes/Batman you need to be to come up with effective treatments for this significant problem.  To discuss pica, we'll need to say the word "butt" a hundred times, dig into bad movie lore, and figure out just what an herbal cigarette is.  Plus, Rob has an existential crisis about his podcasting ego and Jackie learns a new word.  And we're still left with a million questions about pica treatment.  Better listen to this episode, or you'll have a million and one.

Articles discussed this episode:

Piazza, C.C., Hanley, G.P., & Fisher, W.W.  (1996).  Functional analysis and treatment of cigarette pica.  Journal of Applied  Behavior Analysis, 29, 437-450.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1996.29-437

Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., Hanley, G.P., LeBlanc, L.A., Worsdell, A.S., Lindauer, S.E., & Keeney, K.M.  (1998).  Treatment of pica through multiple analyses of its reinforcing functions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 165-189.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1998.31-165

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Episode 35 Preview

On our next episode we'll be joined by Dr. Bill Ahearn to discuss the development of response interruption and redirection, one of the primary treatments for decreasing vocal stereotypy.  But first, we read some listener emails about working with parents and fall into all manner of discussion, as is our wont.

Articles for next week:

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Chung, B.I.  (2007).  Assessing and treating vocal stereotypy in children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 263-275.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2007.30-06

Colon, C.L., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., & Masalsky, J.  (2012).  The effects of verbal operant training and response interruption and redirection on appropriate and inappropriate vocalizations.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 107-120.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-107

Colon, C.L. & Ahearn, W.H.  (in prep).  An analysis of treatment integrity of response interruption and redirection.