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ERIC Number: ED431167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 22
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Implementing the Scientist-Practitioner Model: A Case Study Using School-Based Behavioral Consultation.
Wilkinson, Lee A.
The integration of research and practice is considered essential to the effective delivery of school psychological services. The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how school psychologists can implement the scientist-practitioner model in applied settings and deliver high quality consultative services to teachers and students. Behavioral consultation was conducted with a teacher of a general education student identified as exhibiting clinically significant externalizing behavior in the classroom. An AB case study design was utilized to analyze the effectiveness of a consultative treatment plan, namely contingency contracting, on the student's disruptive behavior. Direct observation and behavioral checklist data indicated a significant decrease in externalizing problem behavior from baseline to treatment. Positive treatment effects were maintained at a 4-week follow-up. Both teacher and student viewed the treatment plan as appropriate, fair, and reasonable. Results also indicated a high level of perceived consultant effectiveness and consumer satisfaction. The implications for school-based practitioners are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 44 references.) (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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