ERIC Number: ED053523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Education of Behaviorally Disordered Children in the Public School Setting. Interim Report.
Quay, Herbert C.; Glavin, John P.
To develop and evaluate methods and techniques for the utilization of the principles of behavior modification in the education of behaviorally disordered children in the public schools, eight boys (ages 7 1/2 to 10 1/2, IQ range 84 to 116) constituted an experimental special class group. Their program emphasized bringing under control deviant social behaviors through reinforcement and time out periods. Academic gains were not satisfactory after 1 year, and the program was expanded and revised to place more stress on academic progress. Evidence was found that the second year's program was more effective in modifying conduct and in increasing academic achievement. Research was also done in resource rooms, showing this arrangement to have advantages suggesting greater cost-efficiency than the special class, and in fact resource rooms using behavior modification techniques were found to be the most cost effective, currently available method for the treatment of behavior problem children in public schools. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.