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ERIC Number: ED526133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 77
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Incredible Years. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"The Incredible Years" is composed of training programs for children, parents, and teachers. The child program is designed for children (ages 0-12) with challenging behaviors and focuses on building social and emotional skills. Lessons can be delivered to children referred for difficult behavior or to an entire classroom as a preventative measure. The program consists of 20- to 30-minute lessons two to three times a week; these lessons are reinforced by small-group activities, practicing skills throughout the day, and communicating with parents. Lessons cover recognizing and understanding feelings, getting along with friends, anger management, problem solving, and behavior at school. Parent training programs focus on positive discipline, promoting learning and development, and involvement in children's life at school. One study of "The Incredible Years" that falls within the scope of the Children Classified as Having an Emotional Disturbance review protocol meets What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. This one study included 51 four- to eight-year-old children with oppositional defiant disorder who attended school in Washington state. Based on this one study, the WWC considers the extent of evidence for The Incredible Years on children classified as having an emotional disturbance (or children at risk for classification) to be small for the external behavior and social outcomes domains. "The Incredible Years" was found to have potentially positive effects on external behavior and potentially positive effects on social outcomes for children classified as having an emotional disturbance. Appended are: (1) Research details for Webster-Stratton et al., 2004; (2) Outcome measures for each domain; (3) Findings included in the rating for the external behavior domain; (4) Findings included in the rating for the social outcomes domain; (5) Partial implementation findings for the external behavior domain; (6) Partial implementation findings for the social outcomes domain; (7) Criteria used to determine the rating of a study; and (8) Criteria used to determine the extent of evidence for an intervention. [The following study is reviewed in this intervention report: Webster-Stratton, C., Reid, M. J., & Hammond, M. (2004). "Treating children with early-onset conduct problems: Intervention outcomes for parent, child, and teacher training." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v33 n1 105-124.] (Contains 4 tables, 8 endnotes, 1 additional source, and 1 recommended citation.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: info@whatworks.ed.gov; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Washington
IES Funded: Yes