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Watts, Gavin W.; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Carroll, Megan L. – Behavioral Disorders, 2019
The purpose of this quantitative synthesis was to evaluate the effectiveness and related outcomes of the cross-age tutoring model when students with or at risk for emotional-behavioral disorders (EBD) serve as tutors. Research questions were posed to identify the shared and unique components (e.g., dosage, tutor training) of the cross-age tutoring…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Cross Age Teaching, Tutors
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Minkos, Marlena L.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Bray, Melissa A.; LaSalle, Tamika P. – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
The current study used a multiple-baseline across subjects design to examine the effect of a daily, audio-delivered, mindful breathing intervention on adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties attending an alternative educational setting. Academic engagement served as the primary dependent variable, with disruptive behavior,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Metacognition, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Losinski, Mickey; Cook, Katie; Hirsch, Shanna; Sanders, Sara – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
In the past decade, the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has steadily increased. A common characteristic of ASD is the presence of stereotypical behaviors (e.g., hand flapping, echolalia), which some have suggested may be associated with heightened arousal and/or anxiety. The purpose of this study is to compare…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Problems, Therapy
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Hirsch, Shanna Eisner; Kennedy, Michael J.; Haines, Shana J.; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Alves, Kat D. – Behavioral Disorders, 2015
Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is an empirically supported intervention associated with decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. To date, few studies have examined multimedia approaches to FBA training. This paper provides the outcomes of a randomized controlled trial across three university sites and evaluates…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Tsiantis, Alkis Constantine J.; Beratis, Ion N.; Syngelaki, Eva M.; Stefanakou, Anna; Asimopoulos, Charisios; Sideridis, Georgios D.; Tsiantis, John – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a bullying prevention program that involved eleven 90-minute, highly structured workshops conducted at the classroom level on a weekly basis. The intervention aimed to increase student awareness of bullying and its impact, increase empathy toward victims, and enhance positive attitudes toward school…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Victims, Student Attitudes
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Daunic, Ann; Corbett, Nancy; Smith, Stephen; Barnes, Tia; Santiago-Poventud, Lourdes; Chalfant, Pam; Pitts, Donna; Gleaton, Jeisha – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
It is widely believed that children's social-emotional growth and academic learning are inextricably connected. Pressured by high-stakes assessments, however, school professionals find it difficult to devote adequate time to children's social/behavioral development. As a response, we developed and piloted Social-Emotional Learning Foundations…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Vocabulary Development
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Bruhn, Allison; Watt, Sarah – Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Many researchers have documented the interrelatedness of reading and behavior (McIntosh, Sadler, & Brown, 2012). Thus, research examining the best way to intervene with students who exhibit problems in both skill sets is merited. Recently, taking an integrated approach to reading and behavioral intervention has been suggested (Mooney, Ryan, Uhing,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Problems, Correlation, Reading Difficulties
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Simonsen, Brandi; Jeffrey-Pearsall, Jennifer; Sugai, George; McCurdy, Barry – Behavioral Disorders, 2011
School-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) has an established evidence base in general education settings, and emerging evidence suggests that SWPBS may be effective in alternative settings (e.g., alternative, residential, or hospital schools; psychiatric hospitals). Given the intense educational and behavioral needs of students typically…
Descriptors: Evidence, Psychiatric Hospitals, Behavior Change, Discipline Policy
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Wiley, Andrew L.; Siperstein, Gary N.; Forness, Steven R. – Behavioral Disorders, 2011
Lack of progress of children with emotional disturbance (ED) has begun to be documented in longitudinal school-based studies. Variability in these studies may be due to several factors, including widespread differences in academic, behavioral, and social functioning of these children, their special education status, and school contextual factors.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disadvantaged Schools, Emotional Disturbances, Related Services (Special Education)
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Jolivette, Kristine; Nelson, C. Michael – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
The popularity and success of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in public schools across the United States has led professionals to advocate for its implementation in secure juvenile settings. Statewide implementation efforts have been mounted in several jurisdictions, and a number of secure facilities are applying it with…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Intervention, Youth, Behavior Problems
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Schoenfeld, Naomi A.; Mathur, Sarup R. – Behavioral Disorders, 2009
Despite widespread treatment success in clinical settings, anxiety disorders are rarely targeted for intervention in students with emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD) who exhibit them. This study examined the effects of a school-based anxiety intervention on the performance of 3 students attending school in a self-contained EBD setting. Using…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Disorders, Program Effectiveness, Anxiety Disorders
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Harris, Pamela J.; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Rutherford, Robert B., Jr. – Behavioral Disorders, 2009
Eight first-grade students with either internalizing or externalizing behavioral risk factors participated in a supplemental reading intervention for 30 min per day. The intervention package consisted of three main components: instruction in word recognition, fluency, and appropriate behavior. A multiple-baseline design was employed to assess…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Reading Fluency, At Risk Students
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Forness, Steven R.; Freeman, Stephanny F. N.; Paparella, Tanya – Behavioral Disorders, 2006
Although many psychopharmacologic treatments and behavioral or cognitive behavioral interventions have been established as evidence-based practices, they have seldom been directly compared to one another as to outcome in children with emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD). In this paper, we present findings from 6 recent randomized clinical…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Behavior Disorders, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Etscheidt, Susan – Behavioral Disorders, 2006
Both law and pedagogy require that educators address behavior interfering with educational progress for students with disabilities. The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, 2004) and its predecessor, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 1997a), require individualized education program (IEP)…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Individualized Education Programs, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities
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Smith, Stephen W.; Lochman, John E.; Daunic, Ann P. – Behavioral Disorders, 2005
Education professionals consistently rank disruptive/aggressive student behavior as persistent and troubling, reporting various types of maladaptive behaviors ranging from talking out in class to assault. Researchers suggest that childhood aggression accounts for a high proportion of the referrals to special education for emotional and behavioral…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Behavior, Researchers, Behavior Patterns
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