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Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Dembitzer, Leah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors' purpose was to evaluate the multiple-gate Preschool Behavior Screening System (PBSS) for identifying children's social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) difficulties. The sample included 122 triads of preschool children between 3 and 5¬†years old and their parents and teachers. The teacher and parent samples were predominantly women and…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Universal screening is designed to be an efficient method for identifying preschool students with mental health problems, but prior to use, screening systems must be evaluated to determine their appropriateness within a specific setting. In this article, an evidence-based validity framework is applied to four screening systems for identifying…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Screening Tests, Mental Health, Emotional Problems
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Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A.; Kratochwill, Thomas R.; Kettler, Ryan J. – Journal of School Psychology, 2011
Three studies were designed to measure various indicators of the reliability and validity of the Preschool Behavior Screening System (PBSS) as a screening instrument for emotional and behavioral disorder risk status of children of preschool age. Study 1 and Study 2 served to establish evidence for content validity. Study 3 investigated one type of…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Behavior Disorders, Preschool Children, At Risk Students
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Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A.; Kratochwill, Thomas R.; Kaiser, Ann P.; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Kettler, Ryan J. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2010
Accurate identification of young children at risk for mental health problems is a key step in establishing early childhood preventive intervention programs. Without psychometrically valid identification procedures, children in need of early intervention may not be identified and may not receive appropriate care. This article provides a review of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, School Psychologists, Mental Health Workers, Psychological Testing
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Auster, Elana R.; Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A.; Kratochwill, Thomas R. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2006
In the current paper we discuss the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders using a problem-solving consultation framework. The role of consultation as a service delivery model in a school setting is elaborated on, as well as the contribution that consultation has in the movement towards evidence-based practices in school psychology.…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, School Psychology, Anxiety, Children