These are behavior that a person performs that result in physical injury to the body. Self-injurious behaviors can be: hitting oneself with hands or other body parts, banging one’s head unto the corner of a table, biting one’s hand, or picking at skin or scabs to name a few. The function(s) of the SIB must be identified before a proper behavior plan can be developed.
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