ERIC Number: ED209881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Programming for Blind-Multihandicapped Adolescents with Severe Behavior Disorders.
Gerra, Linda Lanting
The paper reports on a program to change behaviors of six blind multihandicapped adolescents with severe behavior disorders at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind. Examples are drawn of the program's effects on a 17 year old male, Joe. Program principles include reduction of stressful situations for the students, expansion of receptive and expressive communication skills, and a 1 to 1 staffing ratio. Target behaviors were identified and a behavior plan developed for each student. Implementation of the program for 3 months has led to reduction in frequency and severity of Joe's tantrums. Appended are sample forms used for charting behaviors, suggested guidelines for developing a behavior plan, and a treatment plan for dealing with Joe's tantrums. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York Institute Education Blind
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Internatiional Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981, Session F-81).