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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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A review of 18 studies reported that physical exercise, such as jogging, weight training, and bike riding, can help reduce problem behaviors in individuals with ASD.
To promote maintenance of behavior change, it is important to implement the extinction procedure after the initial suppression of the behavior whenever problem behavior occurs again.
The identification of the functions of problem behaviors and, more generally, of any socially relevant behavior, has not only meant a change in assessment practices, but also a new classification of treatment methods.
Children with disabilities with lower family income were more likely to have externalizing problem behaviors and poor receptive language ability than children with disabilities with higher family income.
Taylor, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, looked at such autism symptoms as restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, communication impairments and difficulties with social interactions and found the degree of independence in vocational activities was uniquely related to subsequent changes in autism symptoms, other problem behaviors and activities of daily living.
In contrast, other researchers have found that music may increase individuals' problem behaviors.
Students who had received the PA lessons the longest had the least amount of problem behaviors, the study found.
Behavioral interventions based on the function of the problem behavior have been successfully applied to children with pervasive developmental disorders for a range of problem behaviors including SIB (Carr & Durand, 1985) and aggression (Richman, Wacker, & Winborn, 2001).
Home-based descriptive and experimental analysis of problem behaviors in children.
NIDA Director Nora Volkow feels the study conducted on Positive Action "provides compelling evidence that intervening with young children is a promising approach to preventing drug use and other problem behaviors.