Exploration and Implementation of Basic Behavior Modification Techniques with Multi-Handicapped Adolescents in a Residential Setting
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Although many hold beliefs to the contrary, Behavior Modification Theory is a very humane and easily understood approach to behavioral change. Its techniques are open and public, and subjects are encouraged to take part in decision-making processes. Many people also have mistaken conceptions concerning the abilities of the multi-handicapped. Research was conducted through observation, readings, interview sessions and practical experience, to demonstrate the accessibility of basic Behavior Modification Theory techniques with multi-handicapped adolescents in a residential setting. While the theory does not claim to be a panacea for solving all behavioral problems, the implications for success in these more difficult situations are definitely encouraging.