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ERIC Number: EJ967453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Lunch and Recess: The "Eye of the Storm"--Using Targeted Interventions for Students with Behavioral Problems
Cuccaro, Carlo; Geitner, Geri
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v3 n4 Article 2 Mar 2007
A group of fifth-grade students who had persistent problems at lunch and recess were identified and provided with direct instruction in pro-social skills. These skills were taught by the authors in a two-week program that they called the "Alternative to Lunch Program for Students" (ALPS). This action research study measured the impact of the intervention on their ability to demonstrate skills such as using self-control, avoiding trouble, and accepting consequences. The ALPS was part of a larger school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. Pre- and post-intervention data suggest that for a majority of the students, the ALPS resulted in improved behavior within the cafeteria and at recess. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York