Using self-management, video feedback, and graphic feedback to improve social behavior of youth with mild mental retardation

PJCM Embregts*

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The purpose of the present study was to investigate effects of a training package on appropriate and inappropriate behaviors of residents with mental retardation with internalizing or externalizing behavior problems and the responses of staff to these behavior problems. The training procedure included resident training with video feedback and self-management procedures and staff training with video and graphic feedback. A multiple baseline design across residents was used. Results show increased appropriate social behavior for residents with internalizing behavior problems and decreased inappropriate social behavior for residents with externalizing behavior problems. The provision of video and graphic feedback also successfully improved performance of direct-care staff members. Recommendations are made for further investigation of variables related to behavior change of staff and residents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-295
JournalEducation and training in developmental disabilities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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