Reducing disruptive behaviors by training students to request assistance.

  title={Reducing disruptive behaviors by training students to request assistance.},
  author={David Jayne and Patrick J. Schloss and Sandra Alper and S Menscher},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  volume={18 3},
Disruptive behaviors of students with disabilities can have a communicative function. They may aid the learner in escaping from aversive situations, and they may also serve to produce positive events. Disruptive behaviors that have a communicative function may be eliminated by teaching an alternative prosocial response. This study compared the relative effectiveness of two teaching methods for reducing disruptive behaviors exhibited by two primary age students with moderate disabilities. The… CONTINUE READING