ERIC Number: ED182942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Appropriate Training Goals and Objectives.
Zane, Thomas; Thvedt, John E.
The authors propose a system for determining which goals and target behaviors are of highest priority for handicapped students. In a meeting of the interdisciplinary treatment team, goals are set forth and ranked according to answers to a series of questions: (1) will acquiring the behavior increase the probability of the client living, being healthier, or avoiding sickness/death? (2) will acquiring the behavior increase the probability of the client living more independently from others? (3) will acquiring the behavior increase the probability of acquiring other more complex behaviors? and (4) will acquiring the behavior generalize to stimulus conditions other than in the specific training environment? Goals of reducing headbanging, dressing without prompts, learning to read basic signs, and roller skating are ranked according to the system. An example of an individualized education program is presented, and its goals assigned priorities. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Personal Independence
Note: Presented as part of Invited Symposium "Designing a Training Environment" at the Association of Behavior Analysis (Dearborn, MI, June, 1979)