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Talbott, Elizabeth; Zurheide, Jaime L.; Karabatsos, George; Kumm, Skip – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
Valid and reliable teacher ratings serve as the foundation for screening and assessment of youth with behavioral disorders and twin studies offer an opportunity to study those ratings. We conducted a meta-analysis of 15 empirical investigations of aggressive and rule-breaking behavior using teacher ratings in the context of a twin research design.…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Twins, Teacher Attitudes, Predictor Variables
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Velez, Marina S.; Barton, Erin E.; Yoder, Paul J.; Wright, John C. – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
We examined the effectiveness of systematic prompting of peer-related behaviors delivered during small group academic instructional sessions with three dyads of preschool-aged children with deficits in social competence. One child was randomly assigned as the target child in each dyad. A multiple-probe single-case research design was utilized to…
Descriptors: Prompting, Peer Relationship, Social Behavior, Small Group Instruction
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Sheaffer, Amanda W.; Majeika, Caitlyn E.; Gilmour, Allison F.; Wehby, Joseph H. – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
As the field moves toward adaptive and individualized behavior intervention, it is important to identify and consider relevant student characteristics as potential levers (i.e., critical factors) for improving intervention effectiveness. Motivated by previous findings suggesting that behavioral profiles and teachers' perceptions of students with…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, At Risk Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Losinski, Mickey; Ennis, Robin Parks; Shaw, Ashley – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
This article provides results from a study examining the impact of a self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) intervention on the fraction calculations of three Grade 5 male students with or at-risk for emotional or behavioral disorders using a multiple-baseline across students, single-case design. The teacher-led SRSD Fractions intervention…
Descriptors: Fractions, Computation, At Risk Students, Males
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Radley, Keith C.; Dart, Evan H.; Schrieber, Stefanie R.; Davis, John L. – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
Classroom observations are frequently conducted with the purpose of comparing the behavior of a target student to that of other peers within the same classroom. A variety of procedures may be utilized by researchers and practitioners to collect such data; however, little is known of the accuracy of estimates of behavior produced by such procedures…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Behavior, Peer Groups, Accuracy
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Mathur, Sarup R.; Griller Clark, Heather; Gau, Jeff M. – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
This article presents the findings of a 2-year-long quasi-experimental study of post-release engagement and recidivism for youth with disabilities. The effects of specialized Reentry Intervention and Support for Engagement (RISE) for youth with disabilities were compared with two other groups: (a) youth with disabilities who received traditional…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Recidivism, Intervention, Special Education
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Unruh, Deanne; Waintrup, Miriam; Alverson, Charlotte; Erickson, MaryJo; MaGee, Caroline – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
Reentry services for young offenders need to be youth-focused and inclusive of the multiple entities that support a youth's return to the community. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding from stakeholders' perspectives, based on experience, to identify challenges and facilitators to support young offenders' reengagement in…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Reentry Students, Barriers, Institutionalized Persons
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Houchins, David E.; Jimenez, Eliseo; Langley, Nickolas; Plescow, Katelyn; Henrich, Christopher C. – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
The purpose of this article was to examine the relationships between: (1) youth and facility characteristics; and (2) youth risk and resilience factors (i.e., mental health, self-determination [SD]) in juvenile justice facilities. Extant self-report data from 205 nationally representative correctional facilities and 7,073 youth, collected as part…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Self Determination, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Swank, Jacqueline M. – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
A national study of clinical directors examined professional development (PD) focused on mental health provided to professionals in juvenile justice facilities for adjudicated youth. A total of 85 clinical directors responded to a mail survey (45% return rate). The survey questions related to: (1) topics of staff training and the basis for…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Juvenile Justice, Professional Development, Mental Health
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Dempsey, Michael P.; Davis, Wendi M.; Forbes, Peter; Penkoff, Cathleen Barclay; Gonsoulin, Simon; Harris, Phil W. – Behavioral Disorders, 2021
This article draws on research, policy, legislation, and practice to provide strategies for addressing the reentry needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and reframing the way successful reentry outcomes are conceptualized. Achieving a systemic paradigm shift of this nature requires that researchers, policymakers, and juvenile justice…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Administrators, Youth, Change
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Allen, Grant Edmund; Common, Eric Alan; Germer, Kathryn A.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Buckman, Mark Matthew; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Menzies, Holly Mariah – Behavioral Disorders, 2020
Active supervision is a proactive, low-intensity strategy to minimize challenging behaviors and increase desired behaviors. To examine the evidence base of this strategy, we applied the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) "Standards for Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education" to the body of research exploring the impact of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Supervision, Behavior Problems
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Green, Ambra L.; Lewis, Timothy J.; Olsen, Amanda A. – Behavioral Disorders, 2020
This exploratory study occurred in Title 1 schools located within a large urban area. The sample included 23 general educators and 551 students in second through fifth grade, with 57 students identified as at risk for an emotional or behavioral disorder. The purpose of this study was to determine (a) to what extent general education teachers used…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Royer, David James; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Dunlap, Kristin Diane – Behavioral Disorders, 2020
In this systematic literature review, we examined the effects of coaching (e.g., written, emailed, visual, video, and self-monitored performance feedback; in vivo bug-in-ear prompting; combinations) teachers and other educators to increase their use of behavior-specific praise, a low-intensity teacher-delivered strategy previously determined to be…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Positive Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Evidence Based Practice
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Royer, David James; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Dunlap, Kristin Diane – Behavioral Disorders, 2020
Behavior-specific praise (BSP) is a low-intensity strategy widely used to encourage appropriate behavior. We sought to explore the vast literature base for BSP, which spans 50 years, to better understand for whom and under what conditions BSP has demonstrated effectiveness. We conducted a comprehensive review of school-based intervention studies…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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Common, Eric Alan; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Cantwell, Emily D.; Brunsting, Nelson C.; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Germer, Kathryn Ann; Bross, Leslie Ann – Behavioral Disorders, 2020
We conducted this systematic review to map the literature and classify the evidence-based status of teacher-directed strategies to increase students' opportunities to respond (OTR) during whole-group instruction across the K-12 continuum. Specifically, we conducted this review to determine whether OTR could be classified as an evidence-based…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Responses, Opportunities
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