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Operation Behaviour Modification

Synopsis
Demonstrates the systematic application of behaviour modification techniques in the rehabilitation of institutionalised, trainable retarded girls. The training received by girls in Mimosa Cottage is designed to enable them to look and act as much as possible like girls of the same age who live in the community. Positive reinforcement of desired responses is the primary behaviour modification technique applied by the demonstration project staff. A different reinforcer is used with each of three groups. The film traces the progress of 20-year-old Ellen H. through the various training programmes to eventual placement in the community as a nurse’s aid.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w. 40 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1967
Availability
Free loan to members
Uses
Psychology and special education courses.*
Subjects
Psychiatry; Psychology
Keywords
behavioural therapy; mentally handicapped children; United States of America

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Sponsor

Name

Kansas Centre for Mental Retardation and Human Development

Name

Parsons State Hospital and Training Centre

Distributor

Name

BMA Film and Video Library

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