ERIC Number: EJ1014458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Closing the Achievement Gap of Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Benner, Gregory J.; Kutash, Krista; Nelson, J. Ron; Fisher, Marie B.
Education and Treatment of Children, v36 n3 p15-29 Aug 2013
It is well documented that youth with or at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) have severe deficits in their academic functioning. To begin to address these deficits, we focus on the need to close the opportunity gap by providing access to multi-tiered systems of academic prevention, maximizing academic learning time, and providing explicit instruction for youth with E/BD. We offer recommended positive behavior interventions and supports necessary to improve engagement in instruction. Closing the achievement gap using multi-tiered academic supports requires best practices for universal screening and diagnostic assessment to understand youth academic needs. We detail the key elements of explicit instruction directly linked to improved academic performance. We conclude with alterable instruction factors for intensifying instruction and emphasize the need for intensive language instruction for the majority of youth with E/BD.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Access to Education, Prevention, Student Needs, Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Intervention, Learner Engagement, Screening Tests, Teaching Methods, Academic Ability, Classroom Techniques, Group Activities, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Skills, Language Arts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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