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ERIC Number: EJ1048511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Examining the Effects and Quality of Interventions Based on the Assessment of Contextual Variables: A Meta-Analysis
Losinski, Mickey; Maag, John W.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Ennis, Robin Parks
Exceptional Children, v80 n4 p407-422 Jul 2014
Interventions based on the results of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) have been the topic of extensive research and, in certain cases, mandated for students with disabilities under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. There exist a wide variety of methods for conducting such assessments, with little consensus in the field. The purpose of this study was to conduct a review and meta-analysis of single-case design studies focusing on interventions based on the assessment of contextual variables (i.e., circumstances that form the setting for the behaviors). Results indicated that although most studies demonstrated positive effects that were corroborated by a variety of effect size measures, few met the majority of evidence-based quality indicators. Implications for future research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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