Behaviour Modification with the Retarded Child compiles case studies demonstrating the application of certain standard techniques of behavior modification and methods used to eliminate anti-social behavior patterns in order to build up more desirable ones. The general method used in these case studies is the “operant training”, which was first investigated in depth by Professor B. F. Skinner. This book is an attempt to show how the ideas and arguments initially advanced by B. F. Skinner can be and are being used to help and train severely retarded children. This publication is valuable to teachers, psychologists, health visitors, social workers, and parents who wish to learn more of the techniques used to train children with behavioral disorders and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 1. The Modification of Behavior 2. Behavior Shaping (1)—Self-help Skills 3. Self-help Skills (2) 4. Speech and Language 5. The Class Room 6. Other Behaviors 7. Assessment and Training Index