ERIC Number: ED217592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Learncycle: Bridging the Special Ed Mainstream Gap: Teachers Manual.
Weisert, Hilde; Pentre, Barbara
The manual is designed to be used in the Learncycle training program, a project to improve the mainstreaming process and education of the "high risk" student through a five step problem solving method known as the Learncycle Behavior Analysis Mainstreaming model. The manual is organized around the following steps: (1) pinpoint and define the target behavior; (2) observe the pattern of the target behavior's occurrence; (3) contract or intervene by removing any events that set off or seem to support a decrease target, removing obstacles to the performance of an increase target, and make activities/ events the student likes contingent on the change; (4) evaluate changes in behavior; and (5) recycle (make modifications in the behavior). Among the topics covered are principles of behavior analysis, tools for building complex behaviors, token economies, behavioral approaches to common situations, intervention to improve self concept, ways to enlist class support, trouble shooting tips, and training group activities. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. National Diffusion Network.
Authoring Institution: Weisert (Hilde) Associates, Teaneck, NJ.