ERIC Number: ED161240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Skill Acquisition Model: Behavioral Rehearsal as a Method for Developing Pro-Social Adaptive Behaviors in Elementary School Children. Final Report 52.3.
Brownsmith, Cynthia L.
A study, involving six students in grades 4 through 6 who exhibited inappropriate or inadequate social behaviors, investigated the effectiveness of the Behavior Rehearsal Intervention Program in promoting social skills for pre-adolescents. Three Ss participated in an initial Placebo-Attention Control Condition followed by the Behavior Rehearsal Intervention Program. The other three Ss participated in the intervention program without the placebo condition. The placebo condition consisted of listening to tape recordings of old radio shows. The intervention program consisted of the presentation of tape recorded classroom situations and rehearsal of prosocial behaviors. Because the analysis of the observational data produced differential results, it was difficult to summarize findings. In essence, the main research hypothesis that the rate of general cooperative classroom behaviors would increase as a function of participation in the intervention program was supported by two cases. However, these results were not replicated for the remaining four students. Limitations of the study were examined. (Appended materials include information on the Socio-Behavioral Interaction System, the text of the introduction and discussion of classroom conflicts and general behavior rehearsal instructions, and sample classroom situation forms.) (SBH)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Conceptual Schemes, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Models
Indiana University, Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped, School of Education, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.