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Impact of Self Monitoring on Positive Behaviour in Learning Disabled Children

Author Affiliations

  • 1PSG College of Arts and Science, Affiliated by Bharathiar University, Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore – 641014, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 4-7, February,14 (2015)


Life skills can be described as the capabilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that allows or enable a student to handle effectively with the demands and overcome day to day life activities which maybe challenging. Self-monitoring is defined as the practice of observing and recording one’s own academic and social behaviours. Positive behaviour is defined as behaviour that tends to satisfy the desires of the respondent. A student to be able to self monitor his or her performance allows them toward becoming independent, it is a natural step which can happen when students take responsibility for their individual behaviour. Behavioural and academic difficulties in children are due to limited awareness and understanding of their own behaviour and its effects surroundings. Interventions like self-monitoring equip students to recognize and keep track of their own behaviour. Such activity has been effective and increases appropriate behaviours, thus increasing on-task behaviour in the classroom, completion of homework assignments, improving academic performance and social skills, and in reduction of disruptive behaviours.The objectives of the study were to understand the impact of self monitoring on positive behaviour and to understand ways to help teach disabled students to manage their own positive behaviour. In this study, total sample of 30 learning disabled students were taught to self monitor their behaviour for approximately for 20 minutes every day. Data were taken on self monitoring record sheets. The results suggested that majority of students practised self monitoring became aware of their behaviour and followed positive behaviour pattern in their academic and home environment. Results are discussed in the context of current literature.


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