ERIC Number: ED232355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Systematized Approach to Alleviating Severe Behavioral Problems in a Day Treatment Setting: Severely and Trainable Mentally Impaired and Autistic.
Waite, Gerald; And Others
A self contained behavior management classroom, an intensive program for children with multiple behavior impairments, is described. The classroom is designed to transfer the student back to the special education classroom for severely and trainable mentally impaired and autistic children. Typical behavior problems are considered, along with criteria for entrance to the program. Referral information is followed by a description of the assessment process, which is keyed to specific targeted behaviors and their intervention techniques. It is explained that exit criteria are individualized and that a variety of full time and part time options for placement into the regular special education classrooms are available. All behavior intervention techniques are analyzed in terms of least to most restrictive application and meet the requirements of a Human Rights Committee. A hierarchy of the least to most restrictive behavior management techniques used ranges from verbal and gestural prompting to restraints. Staff training focuses on reinforcement, structure, basic attention skill training, behavior management, and data collection. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (9th, Denver, CO, November 4-6, 1982).