ERIC Number: ED244464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Putting It All Together.
Montague, Elizabeth; And Others
The paper describes services in the Memphis (Tennessee) City Schools serving autistic and emotionally disturbed students. Two separate programs are identified and described: a day program for emotionally disturbed students 6-14 years old, and a residential program for autistic students 4-21 years old. The day program is designed to help students manage their own behavior through a structured behavior management system. Students develop behavioral goals and assess their achievements in group discussions. The rssidential program focuses on remediation of antisocial and disruptive behavior, providing aversive consequences as well as positive reinforcement (positive practice, peer modeling, token economy). Other strategies used include planned ignoring, overcorrection and restitution, time out, "quiet training" (in which a student lies down and is physically restrained), and physical punishment by spanking. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tennessee (Memphis)
Note: In: Meeting Their Needs: Provision of Services to the Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic. p282-301. Conference Proceedings (Memphis, TN, April 27-28, 1983). (EC 162 463).