M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Attention-deficit-disordered children--Behavior modification
Special Education and Teaching
An ongoing challenge for all teachers, especially special education teachers, is developing intervention programs to control the behavior of their students. The author of this research project attempted to improve the in-seat behavior of a third grade boy with ADHD by implementing a behavior modification program using positive reinforcement and self-reinforcement. The author used positive reinforcement for five weeks before moving on to the self-reinforcement portion for an additional twelve weeks. The purpose was to increase the subject's in-seat behavior while also having him become actively involved in his behavioral program. The results show that the subject's in-seat behavior did increase during both portions of the study which indicates that a program of positive reinforcement and self-reinforcement can be an effective intervention.
Miltenberger, Michael J., "Increasing the in-seat behavior of a third grade boy with ADHD using positive reinforcement and self-reinforcement" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1854.