ERIC Number: ED196214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Two Strategies to Reduce Inappropriate Language Behavior. Technical Report 80-2.
Grosek, Robert J.
Two paradigms (rewards and verbal prompts, and timeout procedures), both making social consequences contingent upon the S's behavior and both requiring the S to practice the desired response, were used to reduce inappropriate language in a 33 year old resident of a center for the developmentally disabled. Data from the morning and afternoon sessions supported the notion that the timeout from social interaction ultimately served to increase the amount of cooperation received from the client. It was found that even with just a few training trials, there appeared to be a noticeable reduction in inappropriate language behavior. Statistical data and questions for the morning sesson are appended. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broome Developmental Center, Binghampton, NY.