Behavior Modification With
Timothy Freeman, PhD, Child Psychologist Volume 1
Individuals with Angelman syndrome often exhibit considerable behavior
problems, which can range anywhere from running away to self-mutilation.
As with all children, behavior modification is an integral part
of the education of AS individuals. Changing bad behavior is not
just a matter of convenience; it is a crucial element in the process
of gaining independence. Behavior modification techniques can facilitate
the integration into a regular classroom, broaden the spectrum of
social activities, or create a less stressful family life. They
can help solve problems with toilet training, sleep, aggression
and other attention-getting behavior, and even assist in the training
of daily living skills.
A Case Study in Behavior Modification Narrated by Timothy Freeman,
Running Time: 59 minutes
12-year-old Kate is in an inclusion program at a regular elementary
school. From a very early age, child psychologist Timothy Freeman
has been working with her both at home and at school, and he has
been a constant advisor to her teachers and her aide, facilitating
the process of Kate's inclusion. This film details Dr. Freeman's
work with Kate over the course of the years. It is divided into
two parts, demonstrating the use of behavior modification techniques
for two distinct purposes: 1.) to teach Kate new skills, and 2.)
to change some of her behaviors.
Talking to Kate's Classmates With Timothy Freeman, PhD
Running Time: 14 minutes
A behind-the-scenes look at a coaching session with Kate's classmates,
in which child psychologist Timothy Freeman teaches them how to
react if Kate misbehaves.
Plus 3 short video clips:
Teaching Them Right From Wrong
A short documentary in which parents of three adult daughters with
Angelman syndrome talk about raising them so that their behavior
is acceptable to others.
The Challenge of 'Putting In'
A short observational clip showing an aide working with 7-year-old
Kelly on putting objects inside containers. Kelly whines and does
not do as she's told.
Monica: Behaviors in Holiday Art Class
Monica is 9 years old and has a UBE3A diagnosis of Angelman syndrome.
In this short observation clip we see Monica misbehaving in the
holiday art class, and subsequently being sent into time out. This
was filmed at a special needs school.
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