ERIC Number: ED116412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Cottage A Training Program. Hospital Improvement Program. Part 1. Final Report.
Brust, D.; And Others
The Cottage A Ward Behavior Modification Project at the Orient State Institute was designed to implement behavior modification techniques with 67 retarded child residents. Major project objectives included developing self-help skills (such as toilet training); eliminating undesirable behaviors (such as head banging); teaching behavior modification training skills to the institutional staff; developing an evaluation system for the programs; and developing an administrative structure for implementation and maintenance of the program. Methods for attaining these goals included individualized self-help programs for residents; structured hours for practice of residents' social skills; lecture-discussion sessions and a practicum for trainers; a training proficiency scale to evaluate trainers; and use of a comprehensive behavioral checklist to evaluate residents. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Administration, Behavior Change, Children, Exceptional Child Education, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Retardation, Operant Conditioning, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Self Care Skills
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. PB-243-272; MF $2.25, HC $3.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Orient State Inst., OH.