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ERIC Number: EJ788230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Evidence for Population-Based Perspectives on Children's Behavioral Adjustment and Needs for Service Delivery in Schools
Baker, Jean A.; Kamphaus, Randy W.; Horne, Arthur M.; Winsor, Anne P.
School Psychology Review, v35 n1 p31-46 2006
American schoolchildren show tremendous academic as well as intra- and interpersonal behavioral differences in the classroom. Current service delivery models within schools may be insufficient to meet the demand and diversity of students' needs, especially in schools serving students placed at risk by adverse life circumstances, such as poverty. This article presents empirical findings about the range of normal behavioral variability within schools serving students at risk. Our findings suggest that a population-based perspective on behavioral adjustment captured this variability and was useful in predicting children's educational risk status. Our data are best explained by a model associating behavioral risk and educational status that aligns with prevention-oriented service delivery approaches specifying the needs for universal, selected, and indicated interventions in schools. We discuss our findings relative to the needs for schools to afford timely and efficient use of academic supports and mental health resources in schools serving children placed at risk. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Behavior Assessment System for Children