ERIC Number: ED254390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Behavior Management Training Model for Parents of Minority Group Handicapped Children.
Rodriguez, Richard F.
Utilizing a workshop format, 10 Spanish-surnamed parents of minority group handicapped children were introduced to techniques in behavior management thus allowing them to become actively involved in the educational process. The parents (8 females and 2 males, ranging in age from 20 to 45 years) were identified by the school as minority and as having children in a special education program in the local public schools. Conducted in an area identified as being lower to middle class in socioeconomic status in the southwestern United States, the training program used three audio cassettes (filmstrips) sequentially presenting the concepts of behavior management. Parents were encouraged to speak and become actively involved in discussions, activities, and practical experiences. Activities and discussions were conducted in English and/or Spanish to allow parents to communicate in the language most comfortable to them. Parents were individually administered a pre- and post-test and were given a Parent Feedback Form during the last day of the workshop. Pre- and post-test data revealed that the training program was successful in teaching basic behavior management principles to parents. The feedback form showed positive comments regarding the workshop as to time, subject, material, and presentations. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Western New Mexico Univ., Silver City.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Management; Spanish Surnamed; United States (Southwest)