ERIC Number: ED245434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Steps Toward Effective Production of Speech (STEPS): No. 6--Rewards and How to Use Them.
Sheeley, Eugene C.; McQuiddy, Doris
This guide, part of a series of booklets for parents of deaf-blind children developed by Project STEP (Steps Toward Effective Production of Speech), considers the use of rewards in shaping or changing the behavior of deaf-blind children. The types of rewards (e.g., food, drink, touch, action, something to listen to or look at) and selection of appropriate rewards are covered in an initial part of the booklet. Examples of ways in which rewards can help parents with children who do not like to be touched, who have inappropriate mannerisms, and who don't like solid food are described. Considerations in shaping, and writing objectives are addressed. Definitions of 16 relevant terms (such as continuous reinforcement, goals, objectives, and successive approximation) conclude the booklet. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Deaf Blind, Elementary Secondary Education, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Materials, Reinforcement
Southeast Regional Center for Deaf-Blind Children, P.O. Box 698, Talladega, AL 35160.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partlow State School, Tuscaloosa, AL.; Alabama Univ., University. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
Note: For STEPS booklets 1 and 2, see ED 204 973-974; for STEPS booklets 3-7, see EC 162 708-712.