ERIC Number: ED416642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Teaching Self-Management to Elementary Students with Developmental Disabilities.
King-Sears, Margaret E.; Carpenter, Stephanie L.
Innovations: American Association on Mental Retardation, Research to Practice Series, n11 1997
This booklet was developed to help in the design and implementation of self-management systems for elementary-classroom students with developmental disabilities. Self-management components addressed in the booklet are self-monitoring, self-evaluation, and self-reinforcement. Chapters provide: (1) the definitions and rationale for teaching self-management techniques; (2) instructional principles that underlie the phases of designing and implementing self-management interventions, including supervising the use of self-management, charting students' performance of desired behavior, reinforcing students' appropriate use of self-management, altering self-management techniques when necessary, using combinations of behavior management techniques, and involving students in the development of self-management components; (3) phases for design and implementation, including selecting the behavior for self-management, preparing to teach self-management, teaching the student self-management using a 10-step process, and evaluating the student's performance; (4) three classroom scenarios in which teachers follow the instructional guidelines to implement self-management systems with their students; (5) ways to promote generalization of self-management techniques; and (6) a summary of the benefits and procedures for teaching self-management to students with developmental disabilities. (Contains 35 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Developmental Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Generalization, Reinforcement, Self Control, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Management, Teaching Methods
American Association on Mental Retardation, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 846, Washington, DC 20001-1512.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Association on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.