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ERIC Number: ED131386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
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Overcorrection: A Technique for Eliminating Resistant Behaviors.
Matson, Johnny L.; Cahill, Thomas
Overcorrection is a mild punishment technique that provides for logical consequences of inappropriate behaviors. The method has two components--restitution, during which a disruptive environment is reinstated to a state vastly superior to the original one, and positive practice, during which more appropriate responses are taught to replace the misbehavior. A number of studies are reported that demonstrate the effectiveness of overcorrection in eliminating highly resistant behaviors. A possible application of the technique in the school is described, and a comparison is made of how overcorrection differs from more traditional techniques such as writing sentences. It is suggested that students in primary grades, kindergarten, and special-education classrooms would be the most appropriate groups for use with this treatment. (Author)
Order Department, American Psychological Association, 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (HC $4.00, MF $2.00, order number JSAS MS. 1202, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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