M.A. Special Education
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Kuder, S Jay
Behavior disorders in children
Special Education and Teaching
This study is a focus on the effects that a cognitive behavior modification intervention can have on a child with behavior disabilities. Children with conduct disorder(s) frequently engage in aggressive and disruptive behaviors and often show and express their emotions in many different ways. Often these behaviors are controlled or managed through behavioral interventions. CBM aims to teach individuals to monitor their own behavior, pace or performance and to appropriately dispense self-reinforcement. A cognitive behavior modification program was implemented with one student. Through modeling, observation and then imitation, the child developed new behaviors. This intervention represents a viable alternative for dressing the need to remediate behavioral excesses and deficits. The child who received cognitive-behavioral therapy displayed fewer disruptive behavior problems than did children who did not receive the cognitive-behavioral intervention. Cognitive-behavioral therapy used in conjunction with teacher-implemented contingencies was not found to be more effective in reducing disruptive behavior than cognitive-behavioral therapy alone.
Courtney, Kelly, "The effects that a cognitive behavior modification intervention can have on a child with behavioral disabilities" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 6.