ERIC Number: ED053504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Modification Programs for Deaf-Blind Children. Proceedings of a Workshop Held July 13-14, 1970 (Pineville, Louisiana).
Hammer, Edwin K., Ed.
Proceedings of a workshop (Pineville, Louisiana, July 13-14, 1970) on behavior modification programs for deaf-blind children are presented. James Lent discusses the principles of behavior modification and the habilitation of deaf blind children while Pat Aycock utilized case histories to consider shaping behavior of multiply handicapped crib patients. The effectiveness of using light as a motivator and reinforcer is mentioned by Mrs. Aycock. Dr. Thomas looks at certain behavior that can be altered by medical intervention. Dr. Dayan discusses some of the administrative roadblocks encountered when trying to initiate a program for deaf blind children. Throughout the proceedings, the need to call upon diverse resources to bring efficiency to the education of the children is stressed. Jack English summarizes the participant's presentations and draws lines through points brought up by more than one speaker, such as the problem of hesitancy among professionals and others to attempt to work with the children. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, TX.