ERIC Number: ED053524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Parent Training in Precise Behavior Management with Mentally Retarded Children. Final Report.
Rickert, Devoe C.; Morrey, James G.
The purpose of the study was to explore the effect on parents and children of training parents in the use of the precision teaching approach to behavior modification in an effort to increase their ability to manage retarded children at home. During a 10-week training period, parents learned the modification procedure evolved by Ogden Lindsley and were successful in managing behavior. Of the 20 families who attended the first group meeting, only six attended more than two sessions although 10 others offered what were considered to be good reasons for discontinuance. Individual case studies are cited which reveal the immediacy of the changes in most instances, and tables and graphs report this information. Projects that were only marginally significant or not amenable to statistical evaluation are also included. Conclusions were that parents can be trained in precise behavioral management and can become independent and creative in its use. Recommendations concern reduction of attrition rate, simplified rate data forms, and use of a specific text. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Note: Project No. 9-H-016