ERIC Number: ED228797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Managing Behaviors of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic Children. Teachers Exchange.
Dalrymple, Nancy Justin; Rans, Christine Zang
The manual provides information on practical ways for managing the behavior of emotionally disturbed and autistic children. The importance of routine and structure as well as of caring is emphasized in a chapter on building an atmosphere for learning. Assessment is seen to begin with teachers evaluating their own attitudes about behavior and then proceeding to determine which of the child's behaviors should be decreased and which increased. Management techniques are considered in terms of communication pointers (such as avoiding threats and being as neutral as possible when giving directions), positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement (including time out) and natural consequences (including cuing and modeling). (CL)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Contingency Management, Discipline, Emotional Disturbances, Reinforcement
Developmental Training Center, 2853 East Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47405 ($2.30, includes postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Developmental Training Center.