ERIC Number: ED343306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Increasing Homework Completion through Positive Reinforcement.
Patzelt, Karen E.
A behavior modification program designed to increase the rate of mathematics homework completion by a learning-disabled student is reported. The 9-year-old subject habitually failed to complete daily math homework assignments and had not responded to a classroom behavior modification program. The subject and teacher created a 3-week contract and implemented a system involving edible reinforcers and social reinforcers, such as serving as teacher's helper or messenger. Additional reinforcers presented included reminder notices, a certificate of accomplishment, and verbal praise and encouragement. The contract required that the student complete homework neatly, check homework with the teacher, and jointly complete a homework recording chart. Fading was implemented as self-monitoring began during the third week of intervention; the subject became responsible for checking and correcting homework and completing the chart. Factors involved in the success of the program are discussed. (7 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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