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ERIC Number: EJ896235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Using Reliable Change to Calculate Clinically Significant Progress in Children with EBD: A BHRS Program Evaluation
Thoder, Vincent J.; Hesky, James G.; Cautilli, Joseph D.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v6 n1 p45-66 2010
Children often have complex emotional and behavioral disorders (ADHD, ODD, Depression, PTSD, etc.). A large amount of research exists in the behavioral treatment of children with these disorders regarding specific behavioral problems. Much less research exists for the treatment of comprehensive problematic behaviors that these children experience in the real world. This effectiveness study evaluates the program at Behavior Analysis & Therapy Partners (BATP) for the treatment of children in their program with emotional and behavioral disorders. Sixteen children were treated in the community using what has come to be known as Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) in the state of Pennsylvania. BATP uses a behavior analytic model for treating these disorders which features a functional behavioral assessment of problem behaviors and individual interventions based on the understanding of function. This evaluation found that 62.5% of the children made clinically significant reliable change within 278 days of entering the program. This paper presents a detailed analysis of those results. Since this is the first evaluation of the therapeutic properties of BHRS, clinical implications and future research directions are highlighted. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist