ERIC Number: ED309583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Prereferral Intervention: A Prescriptive Approach.
Fuchs, Douglas; And Others
The investigation assessed the effects of three increasingly inclusive versions of the Behavioral Consultation (BC) model on problem behavior in mainstream classrooms, in an effort to develop an effective and efficient approach to pre-referral intervention. Subjects were 43 general educators, their 43 most difficult-to-teach nonhandicapped students, and 12 school consultants, representing seven inner-city middle schools. Among 31 experimental teachers, 10, 10, and 11 teachers were randomly assigned to a least, more, and most inclusive variant of BC, respectively. Pre-intervention, post-intervention, and follow-up observations of student behavior indicated that more inclusive BC versions exerted stronger effects than the least inclusive variant in reducing problem behavior. While more inclusive versions of BC require more time and energy from school personnel, consultants found that these versions required only an average of 6 hours of their time per student. Conducting a least-inclusive version of BC was found to be better than taking no action at all. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.