ERIC Number: ED050499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Behavior Modification in Child Treatment: An Experimental and Clinical Approach.
Browning, Robert M.; Stover, Donald O.
The discussion of applied research in the field of behavior modification as used in child treatment is based on the carefully controlled research design of the Children's Treatment Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The Center provides a total treatment program for emotionally disturbed children and their families while serving research needs and interests. The book features the presentation of a scientific attitude and technical methods for arriving at a meaningful system of applied research into child and family behavioral disturbances. The experimental-clinical method, synthesizing scientific and clinical approaches to behavior, is defined. How this methodology brings scientific rigor to the clinical setting is illustrated in discussions of measurement of behavior variables, specification of treatment procedures, and same-subject experimental designs. Described in detail are the Center's behavior modification programs. The basic intent of the studies is stated to be the development and demonstration of experimental-clinical procedures. Five extensive case studies, composing nearly half of the book, are included to give a day-by-day account of experimental-clinical procedures and to illustrate the values of constant monitoring of treatment effects and of providing total milieu planning. (KW)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Research Design, Research Methodology, Residential Programs
Aldine Publishing Company, 529 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Identifiers: Wisconsin Childrens Treatment Center