ERIC Number: ED412678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Teaching Children and Youth Self-Control: Applications of Perceptual Control Theory. From the Second CCBD Mini-Library Series: Successful Interventions for the 21st Century.
Maag, John W.
This monograph discusses using an approach based on perceptual control theory (PCT) to teach self-control to children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. PCT is described as a general approach to understanding self-regulated systems that relies on the theory that behavior controls an individual's perceptions rather than the perceptions controlling behavior generally assumed by most people. After an introductory chapter, Chapter 2, "Overview of Perceptual Control Theory," describes the basic tenets of PCT and includes real-life examples, describes the levels of PCT, and compares PCT to some traditional conceptualizations of behavior to provide a frame of reference for the intervention techniques. Chapter 3, "Questioning Method for Getting Children and Youth to Think," describes the rationale for questioning children and youth and provides five recommended questions for teaching self-control. Chapter 4, "Teaching Children and Youth to Make a Plan," discusses the five components in this process, including identifying an area for improvement, setting a measurable goal, creating a detailed outline, self-monitoring performances, and setting up a feedback chart depicting process. A sample planning sheet and feedback chart are provided. A concluding chapter describes ways for dealing with children and youth who continually break rules. (Contains 34 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Self Control, Self Management, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589 (stock no. D5244).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.