ERIC Number: ED250890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Helping Children with Autism Manage Their Behavior.
Dalrymple, Nancy Justin
The sourcebook addresses ways to help autistic children manage their behavior by analyzing the learning environment, discussing behavior management techniques, and giving specific procedures for increasing attention and compliance. Introductory sections review the philosophy that emphasizes respect and self-confidence gained through success. Three major chapters address the following topics: creating a physical environment for learning (organization of time and data, application to other environments); planning techniques to encourage appropriate behavior (communicating with children with respect; cueing; modeling; using natural consequences; increased behaviors through positive reinforcement and contingencies; and decreasing behaviors through ignoring, redirection, and satiation and overcorrection); and increasing attention and compliance (levels of assistance and intervention). (CL)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Operant Conditioning, Self Control, Teaching Methods
Indiana University Developmental Training Center, 2853 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Developmental Training Center.
Note: This sourcebook is a revision of "Educating Autistic/Severely Handicapped Children--Elementary Age," Indiana Univ. Developmental Training Center, 1980.