ERIC Number: ED067808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Generalization and Maintenance of Classroom Treatment Effects.
Walker, Hill M.; And Others
Reported were two experiments which investigated, respectively, the maintenance of appropriate classroom behavior in children with behavior problems following treatment in an experimental classroom and cross situational consistency and generalization of treatment effects. In the first experiment followup performances of two groups of five subjects each were compared after treatment in a token economy. With one group additional procedures were implemented in the regular classroom to facilitate maintenance of their post treatment appropriate behavior. Treatment effects for subjects receiving treatment plus maintenance generalized to a much greater extent over the long term than did treatment effects for subjects who received only experimental treatment. In the second experiment five of the children were observed in family interactions in the home to determine whether the children, who were clearly deviant at school, were also behavior problems at home. Children and families examined after treatment demonstrated more child deviancy and parental negativeness than before treatment. It was thought that suppression of behaviors in the school setting may have caused an increase in the same behaviors in the home. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Dept. of Psychology.; Oregon Univ., Eugene. Dept. of Special Education.