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Cornelius, Colleen; Fedewa, Alicia L.; Ahn, Soyeon – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Research on the effects of physical activity on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is promising, yet no attempt has been made to integrate current findings using meta-analytic techniques. Using a meta-regression, the present study examined the effectives of physical activity for children with attention deficit hyperactivity…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Effect Size, Children
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Doll, Beth; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Cornell, Laura; Song, Samuel Y. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
School-based mental health services are those delivered by school-employed and community-employed providers in school buildings. With the implementation of provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) that funds school-based health centers, school-based mental health services could become more broadly available in…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Health Services, School Health Services, Definitions
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Hughes, Tammy L.; Fenning, Pamela A.; Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Reddy, Linda A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Positive academic performance is a strong indicator of subsequent positive life course outcomes (e.g., employment) as well as underrepresentation in psychiatric populations, drug use, school dropout, and subsequent legal trouble (A. Farn & J. Adams, 2016). As such, helping all children to be successful in school is a top priority for parents,…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Change, Violence, Educational Experience
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Hess, Robyn S.; Pearrow, Melissa; Hazel, Cynthia E.; Sander, Janay B.; Wille, Alice M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Recent health care reform provides many new opportunities to expand mental health and behavioral support to students in schools and school-community partnerships. Through newly available funding sources, as well as expanded legislative initiatives, school psychologists can advocate for and become leaders in delivering universal programming, tiered…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Health Services, Health Behavior, School Community Relationship
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Forman, Susan G.; Ward, Caryn S.; Fixsen, Dean L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
The preceding articles provide important examples and guidance for the provision of high-quality behavioral health services for children and adolescents in schools. In this article, we discuss (a) the conceptual framework that underlies the need to develop comprehensive integrated care, (b) the foundational implementation issues that need to be…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Health Behavior, Program Implementation, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Raines, Tara C.; Gordon, Melissa; Harrell-Williams, Leigh; Diliberto, Rachele A.; Parke, Elyse M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Interventions developed to improve adaptive skills can improve academic achievement. The authors expanded this line of research by examining the relationship between performance on a state proficiency exam and adaptive skills classifications on the Behavioral Assessment System for Children, Second Edition parent and teacher reports. Participants…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Intervention
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Fiat, Aria E.; Cook, Clayton R.; Zhang, Yanchen; Renshaw, Tyler L.; DeCano, Polocarpio; Merrick, Jillian S. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
There is a paucity of selective, Tier 2 interventions that educators can implement for students with internalizing problems as part of their schools' Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports. To fill this void, the authors' purpose was to evaluate the efficacy, acceptability, and integrity of a structured school-based mentoring program, the Courage and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Self Esteem, Psychological Patterns, Intervention
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Garner, Pamela W. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
One hundred fifty preservice teachers and 25 in-service teachers were surveyed to examine whether mental representations of relationships, confidence about managing bullying, empathy toward victims, and emotional expressiveness were associated with their peer victimization-related beliefs. Teachers' confidence about managing bullying was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Victims
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Devcich, Daniel A.; Rix, Grant; Bernay, Ross; Graham, Esther – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This pilot study aimed to test the well-being effects of a locally developed mindfulness-based program tailored for New Zealand elementary school children in comparison with an active control condition. It was hypothesized that significantly greater well-being change scores would be observed for the mindfulness group. Students (n = 106) between 9…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Program Effectiveness, Well Being, Pilot Projects
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McKenna, John William; Parenti, Melissa – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Teachers must provide high-quality instruction based on evidence-based practices to provide students meaningful opportunities to learn and to improve school outcomes. Although teachers have access to a variety of resources on evidence-based practices, poor implementation may limit the effectiveness of teacher practices, as indicated by low levels…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention
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Splett, Joni W.; Perales, Kelly; Halliday-Boykins, Colleen A.; Gilchrest, Callie E.; Gibson, Nicole; Weist, Mark D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) blends school mental health practices, systems, and resources into all levels of a multitiered system of supports (e.g., positive behavior interventions and supports). The ISF aims to improve mental health and school performance for all students by emphasizing effective school-wide promotion and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Positive Behavior Supports
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Cantwell, Emily D.; Royer, David J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
There is a priority for schools to address students' social and emotional needs as is done for academic learning. Tiered models of prevention provide a framework for teaching social skills and behavioral expectations, as well as academics, with positive, proactive, evidence-based practices. Central to responding to students' needs is accurate…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Screening Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention
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March, Amanda L.; Castillo, Jose M.; Batsche, George M.; Kincaid, Donald – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
The literature on RTI has indicated that professional development and coaching are critical to facilitating problem-solving implementation with fidelity. This study examined the extent to which systems coaching related to the fidelity of problem-solving implementation in 31 schools from six districts. Schools participated in three years of a…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Coaching (Performance), Fidelity, Problem Solving
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Castillo, Jose M.; March, Amanda L.; Tan, Sim Yin; Stockslager, Kevin M.; Brundage, Amber – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Questions remain regarding whether professional development focused on response to intervention can be implemented effectively on a large scale. One important goal of professional development involves educators' beliefs regarding foundational response-to-intervention concepts (e.g., data-based decision making, importance of effective instruction).…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Response to Intervention
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Boccio, Dana E.; Weisz, Gaston; Lefkowitz, Rebecca – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
In their role as child advocates, school psychologists strive to promote policies and practices that increase the availability of necessary academic and mental health services and enhance the well-being of children. However, administrative pressure to disregard ethical and legal mandates in favor of decisions that would prioritize the needs of the…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Ethics, Counseling Techniques, Administration
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