ERIC Number: ED246596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Reduction of Disruptive Behaviors of a Hyperactive Profoundly Retarded Person.
Lockhart, Diana Brookover; Jablonski, Eugene
Reinforcing contact with toys by providing chocolate milk odors, and tactile reinforcement helped to reduce the self injurious behaviors, feces smearing, and destructive behavior of a profoundly retarded deaf/blind hyperactive female. The underlying assumption of the approach was that increasing toy contact would result in improved alternative leisure skills. Twice daily toy contact sessions began with physical prompting. Results revealed that toy contact increased in duration for all phases of intervention and the need for physical prompts decreased. Although object contact time improved, varied use of the object did not occur. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Injurious Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (16th, Gatlinburg, TN, March 16-18, 1983).