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ERIC Number: ED146533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Home Letters as a Technique in Behavior Management.
Jason, Leonard A.; And Others
This paper describes a first grader, manifesting high rates of problem behaviors in school, who was involved in two separate behavior management programs. Discussion of general behavior modification principles did not reduce problem behavior, but problem behaviors decreased considerably after daily letters from the teacher were sent to the child's mother (the mother made a family trip contingent upon receiving "good" conduct letters). Following the family trip, letters continued to be sent home, and the child's school misbehavior rates declined even further. This suggests that teacher and mother praise, and the good behavior note, successfully maintained the child's appropriate classroom behaviors. The author cautions that, given the case-study nature of this experiment, the findings need to be interpreted with caution. Replication with a larger sample would provide requisite data for determining the generalizability of findings. (Author/PFS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Behavior Analysis (3rd, Chicago, Illinois, May l4-17, 1977)