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Hollo, Alexandra; Burt, Jonathan L. – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Students with and at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) often have unidentified co-occurring language deficits, but few studies have evaluated communication-based interventions for this population. Functional communication training (FCT) teaches a communicative response (CR) as a replacement for problem behavior. FCT is an…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Training, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
Dunlap, Glen; Kern, Lee; dePerczel, Maria; Clarke, Shelley; Wilson, Diane; Childs, Karen E.; White, Ronnie; Falk, George D. – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Functional assessment and functional analysis are processes that have been applied successfully in work with people who have developmental disabilities, but they have been used rarely with students who experience emotional or behavioral disorders. In the present study, five students in elementary school programs for severe emotional disturbance…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Gurel, Sungur; Barber, Brian R. – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify statewide trends in school approaches to student discipline and examine the associations between punitive discipline practices and student, school, and local education agency (LEA) characteristics. In addition, we compared punitive disciplinary practices for schools and LEAs that do and do not allow…
Descriptors: School Districts, Punishment, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Bruhn, Allison L.; McDaniel, Sara C.; Fernando, Josephine; Troughton, Leonard – Behavioral Disorders, 2016
Students with persistent behavior problems, including those with or at risk for emotional or behavioral disorders, often struggle to be self-regulated learners. To improve self-regulation skills, numerous strategies have been suggested, including goal setting. Whereas goal setting has focused mostly on academic and life skills, behavioral goal…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, At Risk Students, Goal Orientation
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Owens, Charissa M.; Ford, Donna Y.; Lisbon, April J.; Owens, Michael T. – Behavioral Disorders, 2016
Existing research on students with twice-exceptional abilities concentrates on strategies to improve the educational experiences of individuals who demonstrate the comorbid presence of a talent for high academic achievement (often considered a strength) and a disability (often considered a weakness). However, this body of work typically excludes…
Descriptors: African American Students, Comorbidity, Academically Gifted, Disabilities
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Wilkerson, Kimber; Afacan, Kemal; Perzigian, Aaron; Justin, Whitney; Lequia, Jenna – Behavioral Disorders, 2016
Behavior-focused alternative schools serve students who have been unsuccessful in other school settings due to low academic achievement coupled with significant behavior challenges. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of secondary behavior-focused alternative schools on four different student outcome variables: (a) school attendance,…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Special Schools, Low Achievement
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Swogger, Emily D.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Sanchez, Jeremy – Behavioral Disorders, 2015
We report findings of a convergent validity study examining the internalizing subscale (SRSS-I5) of the newly adapted Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE12) with the internalizing subscale of the Teacher Report Form (TRF; Achenbach, 1991) conducted in 13 schools across three states with 195 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Cutting Scores, Decision Making
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Ennis, Robin Parks; Royer, David James – Behavioral Disorders, 2015
We report findings of a validity study comparing two screening tools: the Student Risk Screening Scale-Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) and the Social Skills Improvement System-Performance Screening Guide (SSiS-PSG; Elliott & Gresham, 2007). Participants were 1,680 kindergarten through sixth-grade elementary students from three…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Interpersonal Competence
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Mattison, Richard E.; Blader, Joseph C. – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
Concern is growing over the limited academic progress in special education students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (EBD). We know little about how academic and behavioral factors interact in these students to affect their academic functioning. Therefore, potential associations were investigated over the course of one school year for…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Severe Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Lin, Yu-Chu; Morgan, Paul L.; Hillemeier, Marianne; Cook, Michael; Maczuga, Steve; Farkas, George – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
We examined three questions. First, do reading difficulties increase children's risk of behavioral difficulties? Second, do behavioral difficulties increase children's risk of reading difficulties? Third, do mathematics difficulties increase children's risk of reading or behavioral difficulties? We investigated these questions using (a) a sample…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly M.; Oakes, Wendy P.; Lambert, Warren; Cox, Meredith; Hankins, Katy – Behavioral Disorders, 2012
We report findings of two studies, one conducted in a rural school district (N = 982) and a second conducted in an urban district (N = 1,079), offering additional evidence of the reliability and validity of a revised instrument, the Student Risk Screening Scale-Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE), to accurately detect internalizing and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Behavior Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Screening Tests
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Lewis, Timothy J.; Stichter, Janine P. – Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Of the myriad practices currently utilized for students with disabilities, particularly students with or at risk for emotional and/or behavioral disorder (EBD), functional behavior assessment (FBA) is a practice with an emerging solid research base. However, the FBA research base relies on single-subject design (SSD) and synthesis has relied on…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Outcomes of Treatment, Student Characteristics
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Rose, Chad A.; Espelage, Dorothy L. – Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Bullying has been recognized as a dynamic process, where involvement is based on interactions between an individual and the social-ecological factors related to the individual's environment.While involvement in bullying is not exclusive to one population of students, evidence suggests that students with disabilities are overrepresented within the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Bullying, Emotional Disturbances, Victims
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Gagnon, Joseph C.; Barber, Brian – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
Youth who are incarcerated in secure detention and commitment settings display a complex array of educational, behavioral, and mental health issues that affect the services they require, as well as their responsiveness to interventions. Yet, seldom are these needs understood or taken into account when providing services in secure care settings. In…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Adolescents, Institutionalized Persons, Behavior Disorders
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Mathur, Sarup R.; Schoenfeld, Naomi – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
The majority of youths involved with the juvenile justice system struggle to make academic progress. This article reviews the characteristics of youths in these settings and highlights evidence-based instructional practices that are effective with struggling students, as well as practices that have been documented as successful in secure…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Institutionalized Persons, Juvenile Justice, Teaching Methods
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