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18a+SIBIS - Linscheid Iwata Ricketts Williams Griffin(1990...

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Linscheid, Iwata, Ricketts, Williams, & Griffin (1990) “Clinical Evaluation of SIBIS” Advantages of Shock as an Aversive Stimulus Parameters precisely quantified (unlike physical contact) Parameters selected to minimize risk Stimulation delivered quickly (not delayed or paired with social interaction) Does not interfere with ongoing activity (vs. timeout) Discrete event that does not linger (vs. tastes) Novelty Disadvantages of Shock Socially objectionable o Experiences with shock are limited o Often confused with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) SIBIS Principals: Leslie Grant (father): Invented prototype Robert Fischel (JHU Applied Physics Lab): Designed SIBIS Michael Hazel (Human Technologies): Manufacturer Thomas Linscheid (Georgetown): Treated most of patients Brian Iwata (JHU): Designed clinical trial Primary Functions: Automatic detection of forceful blows Response-contingent delivery of stimulation Automatic recording of stimulus delivery
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  • Spring '09
  • Type I and type II errors, Clinical trial, Electroconvulsive therapy, detection theory, Aversives, DRO interval timer

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