ERIC Number: ED069057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Programming for the Deaf-Blind.
Michigan School for the Blind, Lansing.
Presented are the proceedings of an environmental programing workshop on deaf blind individuals at which principles, techniques, and examples of behavior modification were discussed and demonstrated. Rules for data collection are given as well as explanations of the categorizing, the measuring devices, and the data sheets involved in behavior measurement. Basic principles of reinforcement, extinction, and punishment are discussed. Identified are the objectives of a film which contrasts an unstructured custodial program and a program which utilizes the principles of positive reinforcement, extinction, and punishment in an institutional setting. Explanations and specific applications of the following techniques are presented: shaping, fading, response chaining, modeling, imitation, reinforcement of incompatible behavior, time out, and response cost. Training and maintenance procedures specifically related to the following activities are examined: toilet training, hand washing, self care, dressing, eating, social behavior, aggressive behavior, stereotyped motor movements, and self abuse. Guidelines for instructing parents in homebased management techniques are provided. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan School for the Blind, Lansing.
Note: Environmental Programming Workshop for State Department of Education, Summer, 1972