ERIC Number: ED136132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-4
Reference Count: 0
Training Parents in Behavior Analysis Techniques.
Perelman, Phyllis F.; Hanley, Edward M.
This document discusses state-designed workshops which have provided training in behavior analysis techniques to parents. Through information gained from bimonthly meetings and frequent monitoring by workshop leaders and graduate students enrolled in the Special Education Area of the University of Vermont, parents have developed and implemented home-based programs for effecting desirable changes in their children's social academic, and self-care behaviors. Following an introduction to reinforcement principles, parents were assisted in defining behaviors, developing simple measurement procedures, recording and graphing data, and applying appropriate consequences to achieve the desired target behaviors. Home management behaviors dealt with have included school tardiness, household chores, fights with siblings, bed-wetting, mealtime problems, reading improvement, thumbsucking and autistic-like behaviors. The four parent workshops implemented since 1971 have successfully demonstrated that participating parents can apply behavior analysis techniques to change behaviors of most children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Midwestern Association of Behavior Analysis (2nd, Chicago, Illinois, May, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.