ERIC Number: ED439570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Skill Training (Trainer Modules). LEAP Outreach Project.
Colorado Univ., Denver. Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership.
This training manual, designed for teaching parents of young children with autism, contains nine modules on behavior modification techniques. The modules address: (1) the ABC's of behavior, which discusses discriminating among words that describe feelings and words that describe behaviors, identifying examples of learned behavior, and defining and identifying examples of antecedents, behaviors, and consequences; (2) teaching the child to follow directions, which discusses reasons children do not follow directions, ways to make difficult directions easier for children to follow, what to do when a child follows a direction and what to do when a child does not; (3) an introduction to reinforcement, which describes kinds of reinforcement and the necessity of catching a child being good; (4) how to use reinforcement with the child; (5) planning activities to increase appropriate behavior, which describes planning activities that are enjoyable and appropriate, anticipating problems during activities, and establishing reinforcement plans; (6) responding to undesirable behaviors and deciding which strategy to use; (7) deciding what to teach the child and breaking the skill down into steps; (8) teaching the child new skills and the hierarchy of prompts; and (9) encouraging the child to communicate. (CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Family Environment, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Positive Reinforcement, Praise, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reinforcement, Skill Development
LEAP Outreach Project, The Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership, University of Colorado at Denver, 1444 Wazee St., Suite 230, Denver, CO 80202-1326. Tel: 303-620-4110; Tel: 303-620-4082.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Denver. Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership.