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ERIC Number: EJ880400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
The Impact of Positive Behavior Support to Decrease Discipline Referrals with Elementary Students
Sherrod, Maria Dunn; Getch, Yvette Q.; Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie
Professional School Counseling, v12 n6 p421-427 Aug 2009
The study in this article was designed to examine the outcomes of positive behavior support approaches at a Southeastern suburban elementary school that had been experiencing increased discipline referrals. Schoolwide initiatives were implemented as well as a support group for targeted students. Post-intervention data indicated that behavioral referrals decreased. Additionally, the positive behavior ratings reported by teachers increased for most of the children who participated in the support group. After participating in the intervention, 60% of those students participating in the support group reduced their discipline referrals to zero. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A