ERIC Number: ED212922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Parents as Behavioral Change Agents: New Perspectives.
Simpson, Richard L.
This paper presents a model for school psychologists to instruct parents in behavior modification procedures for use with their children. This model, designed for use by individuals who have a basic working knowledge of operant conditioning and applied behavior analysis procedures, consists of three training sessions which are outlined with procedural steps and specific activities. A sample plan sheet is provided which includes descriptions of: (1) the program; (2) the target behavior; (3) procedures prior to observation of target behavior; and (4) consequences to be applied when target behavior occurs. The use of modeling, demonstration, and monitoring techniques by trainers is recommended to aid parents in implementing procedures. Examples of specific situations in which behavior modification techniques can be used by parents to change their children's behavior are provided. Research is described which attempted to evaluate the influence of parent-applied treatment effects on other behaviors and across environments. The paper emphasizes that the success of the model is dependent on the skill of the school psychologist in translating behavioral tenets into functional procedures. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).