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ERIC Number: EJ929973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Self-Monitoring Interventions for At-Risk Middle School Students: The Importance of Considering Function
Briere, Donald E., III; Simonsen, Brandi
Behavioral Disorders, v36 n2 p129-140 Feb 2011
Self-monitoring is a popular, efficient, and effective intervention that is associated with improved academic and social behavior for students across age and ability levels. To date, this is the first study to directly compare the outcomes of self-monitoring functionally relevant and non-relevant replacement behaviors. Specifically, we used an experimental single-subject reversal design, with counterbalanced condition order, to document the relationship between types of self-monitoring (functionally relevant vs. nonrelevant) and off-task behavior for 2 at-risk middle school students. Across both participants, levels of off-task behavior were lower when a functionally relevant intervention was implemented than when a functionally nonrelevant intervention was implemented. Implications and limitations are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A