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ERIC Number: ED305783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-25
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Modifying Inappropriate Behavior of Emotionally Disturbed Students Ages 6 to 10 by Using Self-Monitoring and Group Monitoring Techniques.
Stetson, Carol
This practicum was designed to reduce the frequency of disruption occurring in a class of emotionally disturbed students, aged 6-10. Objectives were to have the students remain on task and attentive to teacher instruction during 80 percent of a morning classroom session and to reduce the need for crisis intervention outside the classroom. Three specific strategies were implemented to enhance the token economy already in place: (1) classroom rules were displayed in the room, reviewed by the teacher, and rehearsed by the students daily; (2) each student kept an individual behavior chart to self-record appropriate behavior with weekly rewards; and (3) a group contingent free time method was initiated in the period of most frequent disruption, with the group being allowed to select a free-time activity if target behavior levels were achieved. Following implementation of the intervention strategies, disruptive behaviors were reduced to zero, with 100 percent on-task behavior. The need for crisis counseling was reduced from five times to two times the first week of intervention and became extinct during remaining intervention weeks and post-intervention. (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Monitoring
Note: Ed. D. Practicum I Report, Nova University.