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ERIC Number: EJ807850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
An Investigation of Variables Relevant to the Stereotyped Behavior in Students with Developmental Disabilities in Taiwan
Tang, Jung-Chang; Wu, Li-Ting; Chiang, Chiu-Hua
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v7 n1 p28-35 Spr 2006
The purposes of this study were to examine the variables related to the special education students' stereotyped behavior in Taiwan, to understand types and functions of these students' stereotyped behavior, and to investigate the impact of such stereotypy on teaching in special educational classrooms. Questionnaires were sent to 308 classroom teachers and 3224 students with developmental disabilities were surveyed. The data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results indicated that the most common topographies of stereotypy were head shaking, body rocking, hand-biting, and hand-mouthing, and stereotypy often functioned to obtain sensory reinforcement and positive social reinforcement in both statistical analyses. Additionally, people with mental retardation emitted the highest rates of stereotypy in all students with developmental disabilities, and the peak of such aberrant behaviors appeared at the elementary school level. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan