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ERIC Number: ED529095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 146
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1246-1686-5
Mindfulness Practice: A Tier 1 Response to Intervention Strategy
Lindsay-Simmons, Stacey A.
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Alliant International University
Response to Intervention (RTI) is gaining ground. However, using RTI to assess the needs of students with behavioral problems is in its early stages. Teachers have limited tools at their disposal to use as Tier 1 strategies, such as classroom management strategies, or maybe a social skills curriculum taught once a week for 30 minutes. Research on mindfulness has determined that engaging in mindfulness activities decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as increases self-regulation, self-awareness, and generally overall psychological well-being. Given the research on mindfulness practice in the clinical setting and emerging studies with children in both clinical and school settings, it appears that applying the practice as a less intensive strategy may prove beneficial in the classroom environment. This proposal lays out how mindfulness practice may be implemented as a Tier 1 strategy, including staff required, training, curriculum, materials needed, how to monitor student progress, and the steps to conduct a program evaluation to determine effectiveness. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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