ERIC Number: ED171095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Behavioral Consultation Techniques on Aggressive and Non-Compliant Behaviors of an Autistic Child.
Goldberg, Sarah; Imber, Steve C.
The effects of behavioral consultation (defined by J. Bergan as the application of behavioral theory and research in consultation services) techniques were applied to the teacher of an aggressive, noncompliant, autistic male child (aged 6 years). The consultant utilized Bergan's four stages of problem solving: problem identification, problem analysis, plan implementation, and problem evaluation, in order to guide the teacher in modifying the S's behavior. During the problem identification, problem analysis, and problem evaluation interviews, the consultant was guided by Bergan's four message classification units: source (consultant or consultee), content, process, and control. In the plan implementation interview the objectives (as delineated by Bergan) were skill development, implementation monitoring, and revision. Techniques, such as time out and verbal and edible reinforcement, were chosen to modify the S's unacceptable behavior. Results of the training techniques indicated that there was a significant decrease in aggression, and a gradual decrease in noncompliance. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Consultation Techniques (J Bergan)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session W-84)