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Johnston, Lauren E.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Geres-Smith, Rhonda – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine whether incorporating vocabulary instruction in individual reading fluency interventions for English Language Learners (ELLs) would improve reading comprehension. Two vocabulary instructional procedures were contrasted with a fluency-building only condition in an alternating-treatments design…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Deasley, Shanna; Evans, Mary Ann; Nowak, Sarah; Willoughby, David – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
In a sample of 128 Canadian junior kindergarten children (66 boys), we examined sex differences in emergent literacy and behaviour when listening to and interacting with books of four types: alphabet books with simple text and illustrations, traditional alphabet books with complex text and illustrations, alphabet eBooks, and illustrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Emergent Literacy, Reading Habits
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Spadafora, Natalie; Farrell, Ann H.; Provenzano, Daniel A.; Marini, Zopito A.; Volk, Anthony A. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Incivility involves rude, discourteous, and disrespectful attitudes and behaviours. The present study examined how various temperament traits were related to beliefs of classroom incivility among adolescents. The sample comprised of 222 adolescents (120 boys) between the ages of 12 and 17 (M[superscript age] = 14.07, SD = 1.54) who were recruited…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Interpersonal Relationship, Individual Differences, Adolescents
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Bilodeau, Cynthia; Meissner, John – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a combined academic and personal counselling initiative on student performance and emotional well-being outcomes of 289 at-risk students at a Canadian University. Criterion for risk included academic struggles, mental health distress, or both. The program was developed to be tailored to individual…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, School Counseling, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Meek, Fiona; Specht, Jacqueline; Rodger, Susan – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
The present study investigated the needs of adult education staff pertaining to adult students' mental health issues within a local school board. The study utilized mixed-methods design and was divided into progression of three separate studies. An initial focus group was conducted to identify the 12 participants' concerns and provide a direction…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Training, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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De Riggi, Melissa E.; Moumne, Samira; Heath, Nancy L.; Lewis, Stephen P. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the immediate and deliberate destruction of one's own body tissue, without suicidal intent, and not for purposes that are socially accepted, is a critical concern for youth in schools. Despite significant scholarly advances and increasing clinical awareness of NSSI, many school mental health professionals (MHPs)…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Mental Health Workers
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Fan, Weihua; Dempsey, Allison G. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
This study examined the mediating role of student school motivation in linking student victimization experiences and academic achievement among a nationally representative sample of students in 10th grade. Structural equation modeling supported that there were significant associations between student victimization and academic achievement for high…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Academic Achievement, Grade 10, Structural Equation Models
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Foote, Catherine; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.; VanHeest, Jaci L.; Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Byer-Alcorace, Gabriel; Maykel, Cheryl; DeBiase, Emily – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
As the number of children affected by obesity increases in the United States, it is necessary to intervene with preventive and intervention techniques that will enact change. Because children spend a significant amount of their time in school, it is of particular interest to target strategies during the school day. Given the recommendations for…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Obesity, Child Health
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McNicholas, Patrick J.; Floyd, Randy G. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, Second Edition (RIAS-2; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2015) is an intelligence test for those aged 3 to 94 years. It contains eight subtests designed to assess general intelligence, verbal and nonverbal intelligence, memory, and processing speed. The two subtests targeting processing speed are new to the…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Verbal Ability, Nonverbal Ability, Memory
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Wilcox, Gabrielle; Heudes, Alethea – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Clinical reasoning requires thoughtful consideration of a variety of factors that contribute to the conceptualization of a case such as the reason for referral, school information, home environment, assessment outcomes, and behavioural observations made during assessments. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with insight into the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Mental Disorders, Evaluation Methods, Intervention
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Harrison, Gina L.; McManus, Kelly L. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
The incidence of writing disorder is as common as reading disorder, but it is frequently under-identified and rarely targeted for intervention. Increasing clinical understanding on various subtypes of writing disorder through assessment guided by data-driven decision making may alleviate this disparity for students with writing disorders. The…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Planning
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Climie, Emma A.; Mah, Janet W. T.; Chase, Cheryl Y. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with insight into the clinical reasoning involved in the assessment and intervention planning for a child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The reader will be guided through the authors' conceptualization of this case, and suggestions for intervention in the classroom will be…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Evaluation Methods, Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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McCrimmon, Adam W.; Yule, Ashleigh E. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder whose incidence is rising. School-based professionals are in an ideal position to provide the much-needed assessment and intervention supports for students with ASD, as the professionals' placement within a formal system affords the opportunity to observe and support children…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Planning, Intervention
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Hanchon, Timothy A.; Phelps, Kenneth W.; Fernald, Lori N.; Splett, Joni W. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Accurate assessment and effective treatment of mood disorders, particularly depression, is critically important for the millions of youth who are experiencing such symptomatology and who are at risk for a multitude of deleterious outcomes. Although the extant empirical literature provides substantial guidance for the assessment and treatment of…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation Methods
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Andrews, Jac J. W.; Syeda, Maisha M. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
School psychologists typically conduct psychological and psychoeducational assessments, provide prevention and intervention services, and consult and collaborate with allied professionals (e.g., teachers, physicians, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and nurses) and parents toward better understanding and…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Intervention, Evaluation Methods
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