ERIC Number: ED380958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating the Use of Non-Aversive Behavior Management. AZ-TAS Themes & Issues: A Series of Topical Papers on Special Education.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.
This guide provides information on best practices and guidelines for developing, managing, or changing behaviors without the use of aversive or punitive methods. The guidelines are based on regard for the dignity of the child, the attitudes of parents and school personnel, the knowledge that children learn best in a positive environment where they are provided with consistent and frequent feedback, and the need for parents to know about procedures used. Steps in planning a non-aversive intervention strategy include prioritizing excess behaviors, performing a functional analysis of behavior, generating hypotheses regarding the function of behavior, assessing behavior, selecting potential reinforcers, and planning a team strategy. Unacceptable highly aversive techniques are listed. Appendices, which comprise most of the document, include information on classroom management, a behavior intervention program design, suggested reinforcement techniques, an outline of mildly aversive systematic interventions, a list of common psychotherapeutic drugs, ideas for the management of inappropriate behaviors, a list of nine suggested resources, and forms for use in identifying and treating behavior problems. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.