ERIC Number: ED075421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Paraprofessional Students As Behavior Consultants to Teachers. Final Report.
Suinn, Richard M.
The primary objective was to determine whether untrained undergraduate students could become effective as behavior modification consultants to teachers. Students from different undergraduate majors were given 10 weeks of guided experiences in interviewing and program designing. This was followed by field experiences involving actual consultation with Headstart, preschool, or hearing and speech clinic cases. Students interviewed referral teachers for 1 hour, designed behavioral programs tailor-made for the referral cases, then reconvened with the teachers to instruct them on the implementation of the programs. All programs were designed so as to be implemented by the teachers themselves with their own resources. Follow-up data indicated that such programs were successful in effecting the desired changes in the target children's behaviors. Project data include an outline for training paraprofessional students and data on selection measures. (An 11-item bibliography is included.) (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Psychology.