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Miller, Faith G.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Welsh, Megan E.; Riley-Tillman, T. Chris; Fabiano, Gregory A. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2019
Responsive service delivery frameworks rely on the use of screening approaches to identify students in need of support and to guide subsequent assessment and intervention efforts. However, limited empirical investigations have been directed to informing how often screening should occur for social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties in school…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Identification, Screening Tests
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Rowe, Ellen W.; Curby, Timothy W.; Kim, Helyn – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study examined the variance in teacher ratings attributable to teacher, occasion, and child on the original Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC). Teachers rated approximately 1,100 girls (52%) and boys (48%) at four public elementary schools over 3 years. About half of the students were rated twice and about a seventh 3 times.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Luo, Rebekah; Harding, Rebecca; Galland, Barbara; Sellbom, Martin; Gill, Amelia; Schaughency, Elizabeth – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Optimal sleep is important for children's learning and development. "Sleep disordered breathing" (SDB) refers to a spectrum of conditions from simple snoring to obstructive sleep apnea that is common in childhood and interrupts sleep. We examined pathways between SDB and academic performance of children (N = 163, M…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Young Children, Executive Function, Sleep
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Chapple, Christine; Kinsella, William – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
West Syndrome is a severe, early-onset epilepsy syndrome, with significant implications for subsequent neurological and cognitive development. While most children with a prior diagnosis of West Syndrome initially follow a normal developmental trajectory, there is evidence of subsequent emergence of clusters of difficulties, including autism…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Case Studies, Autism, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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McDaniel, Sara C.; Lochman, John E.; Tomek, Sara; Powell, Nicole; Irwin, April; Kerr, Shani – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Students with elevated levels of risk require targeted Tier 2 behavioral interventions that are efficient and effective to prevent the need for more intensive, special education supports. Although Tier 2 is a critical component of multi-tiered systems of support, a paucity of research exists regarding how best to provide evidence-based Tier 2…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Splett, Joni W.; Trainor, Kathryn M.; Raborn, Anthony; Halliday-Boykins, Colleen A.; Garzona, Marlene E.; Dongo, Melissa D.; Weist, Mark D. – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Despite schools increasingly adopting multitiered systems of support (MTSS) for prevention and intervention of mental health concerns, many are slow to adopt universal mental health screening (UMHS), a core MTSS feature, due to concerns about their limited capacity to meet the needs of all identified. In this study, we examined differences in the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Mental Health
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Splett, Joni W.; Smith-Millman, Marissa; Raborn, Anthony; Brann, Kristy L.; Flaspohler, Paul D.; Maras, Melissa A. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The current study examined between-teacher variance in teacher ratings of student behavioral and emotional risk to identify student, teacher and classroom characteristics that predict such differences and can be considered in future research and practice. Data were taken from seven elementary schools in one school district implementing universal…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Risk, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems