ERIC Number: ED365043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-3
Training Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals of Developmentally Disabled and Behaviorally Disordered Children and Youth in Applied Behavior Analysis.
This practicum was designed to train special education teachers and paraprofessionals at a private, special education facility in ways to identify precursor behaviors and antecedent events eliciting maladaptive behaviors in children with developmental disorders and behavior disorders. Staff were given five inservice sessions (totalling 10 hours) on child management skills and applied behavior analysis. Although analysis indicated that the inservice training was effective and staff applied their new skills in the classroom, it also indicated that staff use of behavior management approaches trailed off after several weeks and staff reverted to their former ineffective methods. The program rating scale is appended. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Maintenance, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Special Schools, Staff Development
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.