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National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that noninstructional staff--including guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, office staff, bus drivers, maintenance and facility staff, and food service staff--can take to support school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Administrative Principles
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Davis, Andrew S.; Moore, Brittney; Rice, Valerie; Decker, Scott – School Psychology Forum, 2015
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), sometimes referred to as concussion, is one of the most common acquired neurological problems of childhood. When children return to school following mTBI, school psychologists should be actively involved in the determination of neurocognitive and functional deficits for the purpose of designing strength-based…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Head Injuries, Brain, Physical Disabilities
Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Vaillancourt, Kelly M.; Gibson, Nicole A. – Communique, 2014
Youth suicidal behavior is a significant public health problem, and schools can play an important role in youth suicide prevention. However, schools cannot do this alone; they need the student's family members and peers, and other professionals and community members, to do their part. School personnel, and particularly school-employed mental…
Descriptors: School Districts, Prevention, Suicide, At Risk Persons
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Wilson, Kaitlyn P. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2013
Purpose: Video modeling is an intervention strategy that has been shown to be effective in improving the social and communication skills of students with autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs. The purpose of this tutorial is to outline empirically supported, step-by-step instructions for the use of video modeling by school-based speech-language…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Intervention, Autism
Ordetx, Kirstina – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
This book provides teachers and other professionals with a highly effective, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome and related social challenges to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing a solid, basic foundation in Theory of Mind (ToM). Dr. Kirstina Ordetx provides…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Lesson Plans, Autism, Asperger Syndrome
Cannon, Lynn; Kenworthy, Lauren; Alexander, Katie C.; Werner, Monica Adler; Anthony, Laura – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill--and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real-world ways to help students with ASD develop this…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Cognitive Style, Autism, Special Education Teachers
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Kuriakose, Sarah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
During the past 2 decades, pivotal response treatment (PRT) has emerged as an evidence-based methodology for intervening with the behavioral, communicative, social, and academic impairments of children with autism. Unlike other highly structured behavioral interventions for autism, PRT emphasizes principles over procedures and focuses on enhancing…
Descriptors: Autism, School Psychologists, Learning Motivation, Intervention
Schultz, Dana; Barnes-Proby, Dionne; Chandra, Anita; Jaycox, Lisa H.; Maher, Erin; Pecora, Peter – RAND Corporation, 2010
The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) was developed for use by school-based mental health professionals for any student with symptoms of distress following exposure to trauma. The Supporting Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) was adapted from CBITS for use by any school personnel with the time and interest to work with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health Workers, Health Programs, Child Welfare
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Kitto, Lisa – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Initial symptoms and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually occur between 10 and 20 years of age, although younger cases are reported. The complicated nature of IBD diagnosis and treatment can interfere with physical and emotional development that normally occurs in school-age children and adolescents. The school nurse should be…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Diseases, Identification, Adolescent Development
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Roberts, Holly J.; Floress, Margaret T.; Ellis, Cynthia R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The number of children taking psychotropic medications has dramatically increased in recent years. These children typically take medication during school hours, thereby making the school setting an optimal venue in which evaluate the effectiveness of medications. Given their training in data-based decision making, intervention, and assessment,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Pharmacology, School Psychology, Ethics
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Vaughan, Brigette S.; Roberts, Holly J.; Needelman, Howard – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is common among children. Fortunately, ADHD is highly treatable with medication. The purpose of this article is to serve as a primer on medication treatment for ADHD for school psychologists. The article discusses the available stimulant and nonstimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD.…
Descriptors: Stimulants, School Psychologists, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Therapy
Nippold, Marilyn A., Ed.; Scott, Cheryl M., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
School success in the 21st century requires proficiency with expository discourse--the use and understanding of informative language in spoken and written modalities. This occurs, for example, when high school students read their textbooks and listen to their teachers' lectures, and later are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Intervention
Ives, Cindy; McAlpine, Lynn; Gandell, Terry – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2009
This article describes a research-driven heuristic for the scholarly evaluation of teaching and learning interventions, which is systematic, collaborative, and discipline focused. We offer this guide to educational developers and other instructional support staff who are tracking the impact of interventions in teaching and learning with academic…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Bonaiuto, Maria M. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
Educators and health care professionals alike understand that healthy students are likely to be successful learners. The goal of school nurse case management is to support students so that they are ready to learn. This article describes the outcomes of a 4-year process improvement project designed to show the impact of school nurse case management…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Nurses, Outcomes of Education, Quality of Life
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