ERIC Number: ED070220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Instruction Pamphlet for Parents of Oppositional Children.
Ora, John P.; And Others
The pamphlet contains explanations and instructions for parents of oppositional preschool children (negative, destructive, or uncooperative children) who are enrolled in a Regional Intervention Project (RIP) behavior modification program. Explained in basic terms are the behavior theories related to why a child becomes oppositional and how to change his behavior through the technique of differential reinforcement. Parents are taught to attend only to desirable behavior of the child (positive reinforcement) and to ignore undesirable behavior (withdrawal of positive reinforcement). Special instructions are given for handling dangerous or very destructive behavior which cannot be totally ignored. The pamphlet also contains instructions to technicians (other previously trained parents) for guiding the new parents through the periods of baseline, intervention, reversal, return to intervention, and eventual fading of positive reinforcement to an intermittent schedule of reinforcement. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Mental Health, Nashville.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.