ERIC Number: ED181619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Guidelines for the Use of Behavioral Procedures in State Programs for Retarded Persons.
May, Jack G., Jr.; And Others
One of six publications of the Research Advisory Committee of the National Association for Retarded Citizens, the monograph presents guidelines for using behavioral procedures with retarded individuals in residential settings, group living homes, sheltered workshops, or other settings. Addressed are the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): historical antecedents of behavioral approaches (recent legal decisions); behavioral procedures (personnel qualifications, procedures for strengthening behavior, specific prescriptive procedures for the humane management of behavior problems; contingent education procedures; guidelines for the use of more severe treatment procedures such as time out and contingent electric shock; and procedures for advice, review, and consent (committees for external review of procedures and certain treatment decisions). Among six appendixes are suggested procedures for contingent observation and overcorrection, and recommended program monitoring procedures for use by the committees on legal and ethical protection. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Civil Liberties, Codes of Ethics, Contingency Management, Ethics, Group Homes, Guidelines, Mental Retardation, Operant Conditioning, Punishment, Sheltered Workshops
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Florida State Div. of Mental Retardation, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
Note: M. R. Research, No. 1, A Monograph in the series published by The Research Advisory Committee; For related information, see EC 121 985-989