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ERIC Number: EJ811136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1045-3830
A Validity Study of Functionally-Based Behavioral Consultation with Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
Stage, Scott A.; Jackson, Hal G.; Jensen, Marcia J.; Moscovitz, Kara K.; Bush, Justin W.; Violette, Heather D.; Thurman, Stacy Ogier; Olson, Erin; Bain, Nicole; Pious, Constance
School Psychology Quarterly, v23 n3 p327-353 Sep 2008
Eighteen students (K-11th grade) with emotional/behavioral disorders who were at-risk for change of placement to more restrictive settings participated. Construct validity of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) was assessed with a multifunction-multimethod matrix that showed excellent convergent and divergent agreement with combined FBA methods and functional analysis results. Treatment validity was assessed with random assignment to either a FBA with consultation condition (FBC) or to a behavioral consultation without FBA condition (BC). Growth curve analysis showed a significant decrease in inappropriate behavior from baseline to treatment for both treatment groups compared to a control group. The efficiency of teachers' implementation effected treatment validity. Effect sizes showed that regardless of treatment condition that interventions with good fidelity realized the largest effect (d = -1.14). Social and habilitative validity was assessed with telephone interviews conducted a year after treatment. Sixty-five percent attributed the students' problem behaviors to their thoughts or feelings, whereas only 25% attributed it to classroom variables. Many (57%) indicated the most helpful intervention would be individual counseling, whereas only 14% indicated a more involved classroom management plan would be useful. (Contains 8 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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