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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type


Degree Name

Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.


Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy


School of Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Michele Traub

Second Advisor

Ben Witts

Third Advisor

Kim Schulze

Fourth Advisor

Odessa Luna

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

brain injury, post concussion syndrome, applied behavior analysis, task analysis, breathing exercise, treatment package


This study investigated how a treatment package of a modified task analysis and breathing exercises affected post concussion syndrome related symptoms while performing daily tasks. The participant submitted virtual surveys to collect self-reported brain injury related symptom data, and the researcher used behavioral skills training to train the participant on all the procedures. Using a reversal design, brain injury symptoms decreased and maintained at low levels during intervention. Results demonstrated preliminary support for proof-of-concept on using applied behavior analytic principles to decrease in variability and maintain covert brain injury related symptoms and daily task performance.


No funding sponsors funded this research, and there were no known conflicts of interest for this study.

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