ERIC Number: ED117624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
ABC's (Antecedents-Behaviors-Consequences) for Parents: An Educational Workshop in Behavior Modification. Session Materials and Behavior Management Workbook.
Rettig, Edward B.
This guide for parents, which seeks to apply behavior modification techniques for changing their own as well as their children's behaviors, has two separate parts--a workshop and a workbook. The manual attempts to teach methods of effective parenting and behavior change through programmed instruction in "antecedents-behaviors-consequences." There are 9 sessions and 29 steps necessary to effect change, and the progression should be step-by-step. Sessions include: (1) analyzing behavior; (2) observing and tracking behavior; (3) developing an intervention; (4) strengthening and maintaining behaviors; (5) weakening and eliminating behaviors; (6) teaching and shaping new behaviors; (7) returning to baseline conditions; (8) returning to the intervention; (9) developing future programs. The sessions, which open with some theoretical and historical background, specify the behavioral objectives and activities to obtain them. The workbook contains the necessary forms, graph paper and evaluation sheets needed to complete the steps outlined in the session materials. The authors include evaluation sheets that users are to fill out and return which will provide feedback to the program creators on its effectiveness and value. (NG)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Guides, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, Program Guides, Reinforcement, Workbooks
Associates for Behavior Change, P.O. Box 7069, Van Nuys, California 91408
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Associates for Behavior Change, Van Nuys, CA.
Note: Sessions materials 147 pages, Workbook 38 pages