ERIC Number: ED223012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Punishment and Time-Out in a Residential Treatment Program for Emotionally Disturbed Children.
Swartz, Stanley L.; Benjamin, Candice
The use of punishment and time-out with 54 severely emotionally disturbed and behavior disordered children (7-13 years old) in a residential school and treatment program was examined. Both exclusion (E:TO) and isolation (I:TO) varieties of time-out were applied. In E:TO, the student was placed in a portion of the room not being used or in the hall. In I:TO, the child was placed in a separate room used exclusively for time-out. Used as a last resort, punishment usually meant loss of privilege. Staff coded and weighted inappropriate behavior. Analysis of mean antecedent and subsequent behavior values obtained with the use of punishment, I:TO and E:TO indicated that severity of behaviors increased with both the use of punishment and the two types of time-out. Limitations of a typical program trying to impose strict experimental controls are cited. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at a Conference on Programming for the Developmental Needs of Adolescents with Behavior Disorders (Minneapolis, MN, September, 1982).