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| Published: October 27, 2021

Effect of Behavior Modification Intervention Through Parents and Teachers Support among Adolescents with Special Needs

Dr. Blessy Ann Varughese

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Marudhar Kesari Jain College for Women, Vaniyambadi, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. N.S Rohini

(Retired) Professor and Former Head, Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam, Institute for Home-Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. R. Subhashini

Dean (Self-Finance) and Former Head-Department of Counselling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.017.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.017

ABSTRACT

The study ‘Effect of Effect of Behavior Modification Intervention Through Parents and Teachers Support among Adolescents with Special Needs’- was conducted in Chennai, at the ‘National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities’ (NIEPMD) and the ‘Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu’ (SPASTN) by using Convenient Sampling Method. Initially, 50 adolescents were randomly selected. They were screened for categorization and final selection (n=30). The sample included 19 boys and 11 girls in the age range of 12-18 years. The tools used for assessment were the Case History Schedule (2015) developed by the researcher, Test of Non-Verbal Intelligence (Brown, Sherbenou & Johnsen, 2010), Swassing-Barbe Modality Test (Barbe & Swassing, 1979), and the Developmental Behavior Checklist (Parent and Teacher Versions) Einfeld & Tonge, 2002. The Behavior Modification Intervention was applied to the sample with the help of their parents and teachers as support system. After two months, the re-assessment was done using the DBC tool. The follow-up session was conducted to analyze the sustenance of the outcome. The aim was to manage the behavior turbulences in the adolescents with the help of their parents and teachers. Repeated measures- One-Way ANOVA was conducted to obtain the statistical results. The findings indicated a significant reduction in the behavior issues. This indicates that the effect of behavior modification intervention shows promising result among the sample.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.017.20210904

10.25215/0904.017

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021