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ERIC Number: ED140597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Diagnostic/Prescriptive System to Aid in the Treatment of Behavioral Disorders.
Cunningham, William G.; And Others
Described is the development of a diagnostic/prescriptive system--developed as part of the Pendleton Project--which would aid in the understanding of causes and ultimate treatment of dysfunctional behavior in 6- through 12-year-old children. Reported are the objectives and rationale of the Pendleton Project, an interdisciplinary, community based treatment center directed toward reeducating children with behavior problems and their families so that future maladaptive behavior is unlikely to occur. It is noted that data has been collected on a sample of 53 families to accomplish three objectives: to determine the characteristics that separate the control group from the treatment population; to eliminate those variables that have little or no diagnostic value; and to cluster the remaining variables so that they identify children who share other common characteristics and functional or dysfunctional behaviors. Explained is the process used for identifying 834 variables, and provided are results of the analysis along with interpretation of the data for the 44 data elements taken from the original 834 variables. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pendleton Project, Virginia Beach, VA.