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Albritton, Kizzy; Mathews, Rachel E.; Boyle, Sara G. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Historically, the role of school psychologists in early childhood settings has been limited to the identification and evaluation of children who may be in need of special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It has been suggested that the role should reflect a more proactive model; specifically, it…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Preschool Education, School Psychology
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Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Dembitzer, Leah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors' purpose was to evaluate the multiple-gate Preschool Behavior Screening System (PBSS) for identifying children's social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) difficulties. The sample included 122 triads of preschool children between 3 and 5 years old and their parents and teachers. The teacher and parent samples were predominantly women and…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems
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McKenney, Elizabeth L. W.; Page, Veronica; Lakota, Jillian; Niekra, Nicholas; Thompson, Sydney J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Empirically supported consultation procedures for supporting implementation of evidence-based interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), such as performance feedback, may be challenging to implement in public schools. Educators may find performance feedback aversive, and support personnel may find its directiveness incompatible with their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Feedback (Response), Consultation Programs
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Doumas, Diana M.; Midgett, Aida – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
This study evaluated the influence of students' perceptions of teachers' antibullying behavior and sense of school belonging on bullying victimization among elementary school students (N = 110). The authors used structural equation modeling to test a mediational model in which they hypothesized that sense of school belonging would mediate the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Victims, Student School Relationship
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Meyer, Kari L.; Floress, Margaret T.; Zoder-Martell, Kim – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors evaluated whether an incentive raffle increased teachers' use of written praise and appropriate student behavior. Participants included 93 staff members and 755 students at an elementary school in Central Illinois. School staff received didactic instruction for the importance of using praise, and praise notes were measured on a weekly…
Descriptors: Incentives, Positive Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Stratton, Kasee K.; Gadke, Daniel L.; Morton, Reeva C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors investigated the implementation of the Good Behavior Game (GBG) on disruptive behaviors of high school special education students. Additionally, the study compared the effect of student-selected rewards versus teacher-selected rewards. A multielement withdrawal (A/[B + C]/A/[B + C]) design was used in the classroom to monitor behavior…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Education, Student Behavior, Rewards
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Vollmer, Laura E.; Gettinger, Maribeth; Begeny, John C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Response to intervention (RTI) is an evidence-based approach to educational service delivery that is being increasingly adopted by schools across the country. To effectively implement RTI models, teachers require specialized training. Little is currently known, however, about the extent to which this training is being provided at the preservice…
Descriptors: Training, Preservice Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Response to Intervention
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Gubi, Aaron A.; Strait, Julia; Wycoff, Kirby; Vega, Vanessa; Brauser, Bracha; Osman, Yael – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Growing acknowledgement that adverse childhood experiences are widespread and can threaten healthy development has led to advocacy for schools to systematically incorporate trauma-sensitive practices and policies. While the background and training of school psychologists would seem to make them the ideal professionals to lead such work, little is…
Descriptors: Trauma, School Psychology, School Psychologists, School Health Services
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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; DePaolis, Kathryn J.; Cooley, John L.; Hawley, Patricia H.; Isen, Debbie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Although most states across the United States have enacted anti-bullying legislation, state laws vary greatly in detail and direction, leaving many school districts wondering how to best address the problem of bullying and comply with their state's legislative requirements. In response, a comprehensive, statewide training initiative was conducted…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development
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Lambert, Matthew C.; Garcia, Allen G.; Epstein, Michael H.; Cullinan, Douglas – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the psychometric properties of a universal screening instrument called the Emotional and Behavioral Screener (EBS), which is designed to identify students exhibiting emotional and behavioral problems. The primary purposes of this study were to assess the measurement invariance of EBS items between Caucasian and…
Descriptors: Test Bias, White Students, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Petrasek, Michael; Stine, Karen; Palmer, Katelyn; Meehan, Cricket; Jordan, Emily – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
With the increasing use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) nationally, several states have developed systems to recognize exemplar schools that are implementing PBIS with fidelity. These systems serve the dual purpose of identifying model PBIS schools for other schools to emulate while also reinforcing schools' effective PBIS…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Models, Program Implementation, State Departments of Education
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Taylor, Crystal N.; Kilgus, Stephen P.; Huang, Francis – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
In recent years, schools have started implementing preventive practices such as universal screening. Yet, researchers have not evaluated the extent to which universal screening contributes to academic and behavioral outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment utility of universal screening for behavioral risk. Student…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Pretests Posttests, Positive Behavior Supports, Discipline
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Maykel, Cheryl; Bray, Melissa; Rogers, H. Jane – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Few youths engage in the recommended amount of physical activity (PA). Many educators have concerns about increasing PA in schools, including taking time from academics, though studies show that school-based PA can be beneficial to academics. This study extends previous research on the relationship between school-based PA and time on task (TOT) by…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Observation, Time on Task, Grade 3
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Knorr, James; Jenson, William; O'Neill, Robert; Clark, Elaine; Hood, Julia; Davis, John – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The authors examined the effectiveness of the electronic home note program (EHNP). The program features an emailed version of the traditional home note intervention. In addition, the program uses motivational strategies for increasing rates of on-task behavior, academic productivity, and parent involvement. The authors used a multiple-probe,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Computer Mediated Communication, Intervention
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Wu, Shengtian; Gadke, Daniel L.; Stratton, Kasee K. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Video self-modeling (VSM) has been used widely in the literature to teach a range of prosocial behaviors. More recently, VSM has been explored as both a supplement and stand-alone option to teach academic skills, particularly oral reading fluency. However, the literature is relatively sparse pertaining to the effects of video modeling, void of any…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction
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