ERIC Number: ED163748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Self-Management of On-Task Behavior with Retarded/Disturbed Children.
Shapiro, Edward S.; Klein, Roger D.
The study examined the effectiveness of teaching self-management of classroom on-task behavior to four mentally retarded/emotionally disturbed children (6-9 years old). Also explored were the effects of procedures on disruptive behavior, task performance, and task accuracy. Following baseline, a standard token program was instituted. After establishing a high rate of on-task behavior, a reversal phase was implemented. The token program was then reinstituted; followed by a series of six fading stages, during which self-management was gradually introduced by reducing verbal and physical prompts. Findings offered strong support for the use of self-management with retarded/disturbed children. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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