ERIC Number: ED057536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Preschool Intervention: A Behavioral Service Delivery System.
Ora, John P.; Reisinger, James J.
Described is a preschool intervention demonstration project for emotionally disturbed children said to be based on the functional analysis of behavior and behavior change. The project's organizational patterns and procedures are compared to those described by B.F. Skinner in Walden Two. The description emphasizes the concepts of measurement and educational accountability as they pertain to the project. The measurement based treatment system is said to be organized into modules or task forces around a coordinating module. A major goal of the project is demonstration of coordinated regional early intervention system that is more economical than custodial care. The project emphasizes parent role in the intervention project. The child's mother is taught to record data on the child's progress and to elicit the desired responses from the child. Modules available include the individual tutoring module to produce functional speech, the oppositional child training module, visitation module, administrative and clerical module, transportation module, and media presentation module. Explanation of project accountability entails a clarification of the line of authority from the state governor to the project evaluation committee. The evaluation committee meets monthly in order to request information from the coordinating module, to evaluate it, and to render binding opinions concerning the adequacy of program results. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, D.C., September 6, 1971)