ERIC Number: ED117927
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Behaviorally Oriented Programs for Learning Disabled Children.
Dolly, John P.; Pittman, Bettie R.
Considered in the paper are the contributions of behaviorally and accountability based instruction and therapy approaches to the education of learning disabled students. Pointed out in a section on individualized instruction are advantages (such as shared knowledge of learning goals and ease of evaluation) as well as disadvantages (including neglect of the students' affective behavior and undue stress on overt behavior). An honest and open relationship in behavior modification programs between the modifier and those involved in the behavior change process is encouraged. Shortcomings of the traditional "medical model" approach are reviewed, and the implications of such recent trends as B. Bloom's "Mastery Learning" model and the attention research of D. Zeaman and B. House are discussed. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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