Response to ABAI task force on the use of contingent electric skin shock

Zarcone, Jennifer R., Brown, Ivan, Langdon, Peter E. ORCID:, Mullane, Michael and Scheithauer, Mindy (2023) Response to ABAI task force on the use of contingent electric skin shock. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 46 (2). pp. 349-354. ISSN 2520-8969

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In this article, the authors provide their response to the Association for Behavior Analysis International (2022) position statement on the use of contingent electric skin shock (CESS). In this response, we address concerns raised by the task force regarding limitations of the Zarcone et al. (2020) review article in which both methodological and ethical concerns were raised about the quality of research in the use of CESS with people with disabilities in the treatment of challenging behavior. We note that with the exception of the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts, no state or country currently supports the use of CESS as it is not recognized as the standard of care in any other program, school, or facility.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2023, Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Uncontrolled Keywords: challenging behavior,contingent electric skin shock,punishment,social psychology,experimental and cognitive psychology,clinical psychology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3207
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 00:49
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 00:42
DOI: 10.1007/s40614-023-00381-2

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