Behavioral treatment of chronic hair pulling in a two year old

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Abstract

Chronic hair pulling, exhibited by a 27 month-old boy was ameliorated in a 15-week treatment. The methodology focused on teaching the parents to apply a specific combination of differential reinforcement and response-chain interruption procedures. Follow-ups at 6 and 12 months revealed neither the recurrence of hair pulling nor the appearance of other problematic behaviors. © 1979.

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  • Victor Sanchez

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