ERIC Number: ED434433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Behavioral Strategies: Building Systems.
Sandoz, Charles J.
Using a construction building analogy, this guide provides a plan for building a system of behavior strategies. These strategies are designed to assist behavior analysts of contracted provider agencies in the construction and maintenance of procedures which will help monitor and reduce the frequency of problematic behaviors in individuals with mental retardation in community-based homes. The plan suggests these courses of action: (1) survey records, bulldoze through a massive pile of files, and excavate previous summaries of behavioral incident reports; (2) develop a solid foundation by summarizing all incident reports; (3) build the first wall by creating a summary report of incidents for an annual report; (4) build the second wall by summarizing medication use; (5) build the third wall by providing psychological evaluations and adaptive behavioral reports; (6) build the final wall by creating Behavior Strategy Plans; (7) create roof trusses by providing an ongoing system of data collection; and (8) provide a roof by designing a training course for staff that will raise consciousness of how one's own behavior can affect the behavior of another. Applicable forms for notating and assessing behaviors are provided. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association on Mental Retardation (119th, San Francisco, CA, May 30-June 3, 1995).