ERIC Number: ED328000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Learning: An Alternative to Behavior Management. Instructor's Guide.
This course is designed to help direct caregivers of people with severe disabilities to understand and participate in a positive approach to behavior management. Notes on implementation and content of each section are provided, as are sheets for overhead projection, worksheets, and handouts. The course is organized in 15 sections lasting a total of 8 hours. In addition to introductory and summarizing sections, the course includes a lecture and group discussion illustrating the need for behavior management; a lecture/discussion of the history of behavior "cures," including the tendency toward "quick fix" alternatives; a videotape illustrating the failure of most community services to accommodate behavior challenges; a lecture/discussion and exercise examining the types of people with disabilities for whom support programs are designed and the failure for many to accommodate people with disabilities; lectures and discussions on understanding behavior challenges and reasons for behavior; a lecture/discussion contrasting support learning and managing behavior; and a small group exercise based on a case study. A list of 12 suggested readings and four videotapes is included. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
Identifiers: Behavior Management