Behavior Modification in Rehabilitation Facilities: a Review

  title={Behavior Modification in Rehabilitation Facilities: a Review},
  author={Robert H. Couch and Conrad M. Allen},
  journal={Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling},
  pages={88 - 95}
Application of behavior modification procedures within a variety of rehabilitation facility settings are reviewed. The review indicates the efficacy of the approach for facility adjustment service programs. The authors caution against hastily conceived behavior modification programs and offer suggestions for attaining basic minimal skills for successful implementation of behavior modification within rehabilitation settings. The 45 cited references may prove helpful to those contemplating a… 
Basic Approaches to Adjustment Services in Rehabilitation
  • R. Couch
  • Psychology
    Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
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Work acclimation, problem solving, personal growth and development, and education are described as four basic approaches to the treatment/training process known as Adjustment Services in
Contributions of behavior modification to cerebral palsy habilitation.
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  • Psychology, Medicine
    Physical therapy
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A behaviorist perspective on how cerebral palsy affects an individual's interactions with the environment and how the environment can be modified to teach and improve motor functioning is presented.
The Physical Rehabilitation of the Brain-Damaged Elderly
Many older people are faced with serious disruption of motor, sensory, and cognitive functions secondary to stroke or other disabling conditions.
Self-injurious behavior in Rett syndrome: Interactions between features of Rett syndrome and operant conditioning
Functional analysis by analog methodology indicated different functions for two forms of SIB shown by the subject: automatic reinforcement by sensory stimulation and escape from social interactions, and it was suggested that features of Rett syndrome established conditions under which operant conditioning of self-injurious responding was maximized.
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  • Psychology
    Psychological bulletin
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Five major hypotheses concerning the motivation of self-injurious behavior are suggested; each is an attempt to establish ego boundaries or to reduce guilt and data bearing on each hypothesis are reviewed and evaluated.
A Bibliographic Tribute to Jack Michael
This bibliography is to explain Jack Michael’s contributions to the field of behavior analysis in areas of his primary focus: (a) behavioral function taxonomy, (b) motivation, (c) reinforcement, (d) response topographies, (e) multiple control, (f) duplic and codic verbal behavior, and (g) teaching.


A Behavioral Approach to Motivation in Rehabilitation
This paper presents a critique of current methods employed to assess the motivation of rehabilitation patients, and points out the problem faced by the psychologist who is expected to motivate the
Systematic Socialization: A Programmed Environment for the Habilitation of Antisocial Retardates
This paper describes a residential training program which is exploring the effectiveness of behavior modification techniques with antisocial behavior. Mildly retarded adolescent boys who frequently
Principles of behavior modification
ions as internal properties of clients rather than as hypothetical constructs of therapists has resulted in considerable confusion about the types of changes effected by different approaches to the
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The advent of behavior therapy was heralded by the appearance of Wolpe's book Psychotherapy By Reciprocal Inhibition in 1958. In contrast to freudian psychotherapy, behavior therapy did not arise out
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Mildly and moderately retarded residents of a state institution for the mentally retarded were trained to assemble relay panels and similar psychological apparatus in a sheltered workshop. The
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The results indicate that "pre-delinquent" behaviors are amenable to modification procedures and that a token reinforcement system provides a practical means of modifying these behaviors.
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    Journal of applied behavior analysis
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Six subjects, comprising one class at a school for the deaf, were given reinforcement consisting of time free from school work for remaining seated in the classroom, so that the frequency of leaving their chairs was sharply reduced and out-of-seat responses were substantially raised.
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We can distinguish between principles of content and principles of procedure. The principles of content within any system supply us with the empirical laws and theories about the subject matter
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