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ERIC Number: ED205612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Model Behavior Shaping Resource Unit Evaluation Report, 1979-1980. Report No. 8147.
Bostic, Victoria; Elinow, Alvin
The Model Behavior Shaping Resource Unit (BSRU) project was designed to provide behaviorally oriented intervention techniques to reduce levels of highly inappropriate behaviors in children classified as Trainable Mentally Retarded (TMR) and Severely and Profoundly Impaired (SPI). By modifying or reducing the frequencies of targeted behaviors to acceptable limits, students would be able to benefit more fully from the educational program, and the degree of disruption to their classes was also expected to be reduced. Both direct services and indirect services, in the form of consultation and training to the special education teachers of children with behavior problems, were offered. Nine children received direct intervention services, while teachers of eleven other children received indirect services in the form of consultation, demonstration, and training. All displayed significant reductions in targeted behavior. Limited training for parents of four children receiving direct services was provided on an individual basis. A summer program involving one hundred teachers was also held. Objectives relating to levels of teachers' mastery of behavior shaping techniques after training and the numbers of parents to receive training were not attained. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Philadelphia School District PA