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| Published: June 25, 2016

Effect of Differential Reinforcements on Reducing Problematic Behaviours among Children with Intellectual Disability in the Classrooms

DIP: 18.01.027/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.027

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A structured behaviour modification programme relatively improves the various skill behaviours among children with intellectual disabilities as well as decreases the problematic behaviours, when it is used in a systematic way in school classrooms. Present study represents the effect of systematic representation of differential reinforcements to decrease the problematic behaviours among the children with intellectual disabilities. The main objective of the present study was to study the effect of differential reinforcements in decreasing problematic behaviours among children with intellectual disability. This study was conducted on the sample of twenty students, selected from the Regional Institute for Mentally Handicapped Chandigarh, with informed consent of parents with pre selected inclusion and exclusion criteria and randomly assigned to the two groups. Experimental group was treated by the experimenter with intervention package after pre test up to 60 sessions and control group was remained untreated. After the treatment and analysis, experimenter found that students of experimental group who treated with the treatment package have significant decrease in problematic behaviours with t value 8.450, in comparison to control group.

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Mr. Shashi Kumar @ shashi_kumar005@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.027/20160303

10.25215/0303.027

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016