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Schoen, Sharon Faith; Thomas, Rachel – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2006
This article offers an example of how teachers may successfully use a process for addressing problem behaviors in the classroom. The process includes (1) framing critical questions, (2) collecting relevant data, (3) taking well-researched actions, and (4) reflecting on the impact of these actions. Guided by these steps, the inappropriate comments…
Descriptors: Multiple Disabilities, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Schoen, Sharon Faith; Schoen, Alexis Ann – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article discusses an action research project that investigated how a 10-year-old boy with learning disabilities, whose first language was Korean, was supported. His individualized instruction involved labeling items in the room, reading sentences that included priority sight words, practicing with consonant blends and vocabulary words, games,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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Schoen, Alexis Ann; Burgoyne, Megan; Schoen, Sharon Faith – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
There is no debate about the natural, normal, unique, and lifelong process of the grief of the death of a loved one. The loss is an intensely individualized experience. Yet, given an understanding of human growth and development, some general predictions about the concept of death and the grief reaction can be made based upon common patterns of…
Descriptors: Death, Grief, Coping, Childhood Needs
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Schoen, Sharon Faith – Journal of Special Education, 1983
The review characterizes the phases of compliance and details research on behavior-management strategies that have been endeavored at each phase. Differential approaches helpful for establishing or enhancing compliance in varying populations, ranging from the nonhandicapped to the severely and profoundly handicapped, are proposed. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Intervention, Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods
Schoen, Sharon Faith – Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, 1986
The article reviews and analyzes existing assistance procedures with moderately to severely developmentally disabled students. Procedures considered include those performed prior to responding and those involved with fading assistance. Implications for selecting assistance procedures are examined. (CL)
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Discrimination Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes
Schoen, Sharon Faith – 1985
The noncompliant behavior of a severely multihandicapped 6-year-old boy was modified through an antecedent manipulation. Responding to teacher requests within 5 seconds was measured under three conditions: decreased commands, increased commands, and unconditional commands with contingent consequation. A multielement design employed across…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Case Studies
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Schoen, Sharon Faith – Psychology in the Schools, 1986
Noncompliant behavior of a severely multihandicapped six-year-old boy was modified through systematic manipulations of an instructional antecedent. Increasing the density of instructional commands and reinforcing discrete compliant responses was found to be the most effective treatment package for controlling behavior. (Author/ABB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Schoen, Sharon Faith – 1985
The review characterizes phases of compliance in the learning of a skill (acquisition of the skill, fluency, generalization) and details research which exemplifies behavior management strategies that have been endeavored at each phase. The implications of these findings are considered and cautions and considerations of discrete strategies are…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities