ERIC Number: ED361973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Compliance: Four Strategies That Work. CEC Mini-Library: Classroom Management.
This manual provides an understanding of child noncompliance and techniques for dealing effectively with children who are noncompliant in the classroom. An introductory chapter describes and defines noncompliance, outlines possible by-products of child noncompliance, and explains how to measure noncompliance. The manual then describes four techniques that have been developed and validated in the applied behavior management research, in both general and special education settings. The techniques can be used in regular classes and resource programs providing consultation to regular education teachers, as well as in resource pull-out programs and special education classes and sites. The four techniques for dealing with noncompliant children include: (1) teacher praise and attention for positive behavior, for students who exhibit noncompliant behavior because they thereby gain the teacher's attention; (2) guided practice and reinforcement, for students whose noncompliance is due to inability to understand the content or meaning of the request; (3) Grandma's rule, which uses a highly preferred activity to reinforce compliance to the disliked activity; and (4) behavioral momentum, which involves building a momentum of compliance to get the child to comply with a request that is probably not going to be readily accepted. A copy of the Council for Exceptional Children's Policy on Physical Intervention is provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Compliance (Psychology), Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Positive Reinforcement, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Secondary School Students
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($8.90, $6.25 member price; Stock No. P389).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.