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Cook, Clayton R.; Dart, Evan; Collins, Tai; Restori, Alberto; Daikos, Chris; Delport, John – Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Recent correlational studies provide support for a transactional relationship between reading and behavior problems. A transactional relationship implies that reading problems cause behavior problems, and vice versa. This study took this basic finding and examined its implications for intervention. Specifically, this study employed single-case…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Behavior Problems, Correlation, Intervention
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Kim, Joanne J.; Freeman, Stephanny F. N.; Paparella, Tanya; Forness, Steven R. – Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Although several studies have examined the prevalence of comorbid psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders, there are no current longitudinal studies of such children regarding the impact of comorbidity. In this study, 44 of an original sample of 175 preschoolers were located after 5 1/2 years, at an average chronological…
Descriptors: Health Services, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Autism
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Behavioral Disorders, 2011
A comprehensive search identified 31 state statutes and regulations specific to functional behavioral assessments (FBA) and behavior intervention plans (BIP) in the special education context. A systematic tabulation of the state law provisions that exceed the rather narrow foundation requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Intervention, State Legislation, Definitions, Laws
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Dunlap, Glen; Carr, Edward G.; Horner, Robert H.; Koegel, Robert L.; Sailor, Wayne; Clarke, Shelley; Koegel, Lynn Kern; Albin, Richard W.; Vaughn, Bobbie J.; McLaughlin, Darlene Magito; James, Kim Mullen; Todd, Anne W.; Newton, J. Stephen; Lucyshyn, Joseph; Griggs, Peter; Bohanon, Hank; Choi, Jeong Hoon; Vismara, Laurie; Minjarez, Mendy Boettcher; Buschbacher, Pamelazita; Fox, Lise – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
A major goal of positive behavior support (PBS) is to produce broad-based, long-term improvements in adaptive behavior; however, the empirical base, at present, is mainly composed of relatively short-term studies carried out in circumscribed contexts. Therefore, a need exists for reliable data that can inform the field regarding the comprehensive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Quality of Life, Behavior Modification, Rating Scales
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Sharkey, Jill; You, Sukkyung; Morrison, Gale; Griffiths, Amy – Behavioral Disorders, 2009
Youth strengths are as important to consider as deficits in understanding developmental outcomes and thus are an important component of psychoeducational assessment. Latino/as are understudied with regard to strength-based constructs, although cultural and socioeconomic factors may be related to differences in Latino/a parents' views of their…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mental Health, Rating Scales, Parents
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Gresham, Frank M.; Van, Mai Bao; Cook, Clayton R. – Behavioral Disorders, 2006
Social skills training has been recommended as an intervention for students having difficulty establishing meaningful social relationships with peers and teachers in school settings. Several meta-analyses of the relevant literature have shown weak to moderate effects, whereas other syntheses have shown somewhat larger effects. The meta-analyses…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Student Relationship
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Zanglis, Iris; Furlong, Michael J.; Casas, J. Manuel – Behavioral Disorders, 2000
During the implementation of a cross-agency, co-located service delivery system, the number of youths eligible for public mental health services in Santa Barbara County increased from 956 to 1,826 and the number of youths eligible for special education services for students with emotional/behavioral disorders increased from 101 to 204. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Children
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MacMillan, Robert C. – Behavioral Disorders, 1999
This study examines the pragmatic design and cost-effectiveness of the Marchus School's 1261 Project, a California program that serves elementary and middle school students with emotional or behavioral disorders within a public school setting. Case studies demonstrated that not only have costs been avoided but funds have also been saved.…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education