ERIC Number: ED171065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Fat Chance in a Slim World or a Behavioral Weight Program for Trainable Adolescents.
Rotatori, Anthony F.
The study involving 18 moderately retarded adolescents attending a public high school program assessed the usefulness of a behavioral weight reduction program. The behavior treatment involved exposure of Ss to external and self-reinforcement, stimulus control, simplified self monitoring and exercise over a 14-week active training period. Behavior therapy Ss lost significantly more weight than a wait-list control group. There was no significant difference in weight lost between behavior therapy Ss exposed to the techniques live and those exposed to the techniques via video tape playback of the live sessions. Weight loss for the behavior therapy Ss continued to occur during a 5-week maintenance and 16-week followup. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session W-66)