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Rispoli, Mandy; Burke, Mack D.; Hatton, Heather; Ninci, Jennifer; Zaini, Samar; Sanchez, Lisa – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2015
Trial-based functional analysis (TBFA) is a procedure for experimentally identifying the function of challenging behavior within applied settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a TBFA teacher-training package in the context of two Head Start centers implementing programwide positive behavior support (PWPBS). Four Head…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Teacher Education, Positive Reinforcement
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Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Test, David W.; Wood, Charles L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
Students at risk for, or with, emotional disturbance during preadolescence struggle to adjust socially, behaviorally, and academically and often make choices about relationships that support problem behaviors. Research suggests explicitly teaching self-determination skills as early as preschool may prevent referral to special education with a…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Multimedia Instruction, At Risk Students
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McIntosh, Kent; MacKay, Leslie D.; Hume, Amanda E.; Doolittle, Jennifer; Vincent, Claudia G.; Horner, Robert H.; Ervin, Ruth A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2011
Sustainability of effective practices in schools is a critical area for research in any domain. The purpose of this article is to describe and evaluate the validity and reliability of a recently developed research instrument designed to evaluate schools' capacity to sustain school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) efforts at the universal…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Validity, Interrater Reliability, Psychometrics
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O'Dell, Sean M.; Vilardo, Brigid A.; Kern, Lee; Kokina, Anastasia; Ash, Allison N.; Seymour, Kimberly J.; Castrantas, Lauren M.; Kollar, Rachel B.; Wagner, Andrea M.; Bartholomew, Audrey; Thomas, Lisa B. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2011
In 2008, the "Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions" ("JPBI") celebrated 10 years in publication. As the flagship journal of positive behavior support (PBS), it is important to periodically examine the research published in "JPBI" to determine whether it reflects the basic principles of PBS, to explore the ways in which PBS is being…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Research Reports, Behavior Modification, Teaching Methods
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McAtee, Michelle; Carr, Edward G.; Schulte, Christine; Dunlap, Glen – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2004
Problem behavior is a primary barrier to successful community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and therefore a major priority for intervention efforts. Recently, researchers and clinicians have begun to focus on the systematic assessment of a broad range of contextual variables that purportedly affect problem behavior. In the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Interrater Reliability, Behavior Problems