ERIC Number: ED060581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Let's Try Doing Something Else Kind of Thing: Behavioral Principles and the Exceptional Child.
Jordan, June, B., Ed.; Robbins, Lynn S., Ed.
The document, intended to convey some practical application of behavior principles to teachers and teacher educators involved with exceptional children, is a synthesis of the 12 presentations from the CEC Invisible College on the Application of Behavioral Principles in Exceptional Child Education (March 25-26, 1971). Although all were behaviorists, the majority of the participants belonged to the precision teaching school. Thus, most of the chapters focus on techniques and applications of precision teaching, including use of the standard behavior charts. Specific topics include the history and development of precision teaching, students' individualized curricula, the setting of aims (proficiency levels), behavior modification applied to speech therapy, implications of the behavioral approach for the education of the gifted, training parents to teach their deaf-blind children using behavior modification procedures, description of a laboratory school for problem children, precision teaching used with culturally different groups, parent-teacher cooperation, teacher training materials, and charting program maintenance in school systems for reinforcement and justification purposes. (KW)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Rating Scales, Charts, Conference Reports, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Precision Teaching, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1411 South Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202 ($5.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Information Center on Exceptional Children.