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LeBel, Teresa J.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Britner, Preston A.; Simonsen, Brandi – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
The effectiveness of a daily report card in an intervention package involving home-school communication to decrease disruptive behavior in preschoolers was investigated. A sample of four preschool-aged children in two classrooms served as participants. Teachers rated behavior three times daily for each participant using a daily report card.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Family School Relationship, Report Cards, Preschool Children
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Sanford, Amanda K.; Horner, Robert H. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
The effects of a literacy intervention matching student skill level with academic performance demands were examined through a multiple baseline across participants design. The dual dependent variables were problem behavior and academic engagement. Four students in Grades 2 or 3 who exhibited low academic performance and problem behavior during…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems
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Hutchins, Tiffany L.; Prelock, Patricia A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
This article describes a family-centered collaborative approach to the development and socially valid assessment of Social Stories[TM] and comic strip conversations (CSCs) for supporting the social behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Seventeen children with ASD (ages 4-12 years) participated in either an immediate or a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Social Behavior, Cartoons, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mustian, April; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Test, David W. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
As educators move into a new era of educational reform, it becomes imperative that teachers use evidence-based instructional practices shown to be effective for students with disabilities. One area that plays a role in this process is secondary transition. The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center has identified 63…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Fidelity, Federal Legislation
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Detrich, Ronnie; Lewis, Teri – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
It has been 10 years since No Child Left Behind (NCLB), with its emphasis on scientifically based instruction as a means for improving the educational outcomes of students, was signed into law. In this article, we review the basic tenets of evidence-based practice as they apply to education as well as the progress that has been made in…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda; Harvey, Mark – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
This article describes the emergence and influence of evidence-based practice and data-based decision making in educational systems. Increasingly, educators and consumers want to know that resources allocated to educational efforts yield strong effects for all learners. This trend is reflected by the widespread influence of evidence-based practice…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Outcomes of Education, Scientific Research
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Cheremshynski, Christy; Lucyshyn, Joseph M.; Olson, Deborah L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
The purpose of this study was to empirically investigate a family-centered approach to positive behavior support (PBS) that was designed to be culturally responsive to families of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. A Japanese mother and a child with autism were the primary participants. Multiple research methods were used. A…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Program Implementation, Behavior Modification, Autism
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Feldman, Eileen Klein; Matos, Rosy – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
To support children with autism in inclusive classrooms, schools are increasingly utilizing paraprofessionals. However, research suggests that paraprofessionals often lack sufficient training and may inadvertently hinder the social interactions between children with disabilities and their peers. This study used a multiple baseline across…
Descriptors: Autism, Inclusion, Peer Relationship, Social Development
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Janney, Donna M.; Umbreit, John; Ferro, Jolenea B.; Liaupsin, Carl J.; Lane, Kathleen L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
In this study, we examined the contribution of the extinction procedure in function-based interventions implemented in the general education classrooms of three at-risk elementary-aged students. Function-based interventions included antecedent adjustments, reinforcement procedures, and function-matched extinction procedures. Using a combined ABC…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Intervention, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students
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McLaughlin, Tara W.; Denney, Maria K.; Snyder, Patricia A.; Welsh, Jill L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
Families are increasingly involved in the implementation of behavior support interventions to promote positive behaviors of young children in everyday family settings. Contextual fit, described as congruence between the behavior support intervention and the values, skills, resources, and routines of those who will implement the intervention, has…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Family Attitudes, Quality of Life
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Kim, Yeon Ha; Stormont, Melissa – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
This study was an exploratory study of 34 South Korean early childhood educators' strategies for addressing behavior problems in natural settings. Factors related to teachers' strategy implementation were also explored. Four specific teacher behaviors were observed: precorrection, behavioral-specific praise, redirection, and reprimand/punishment.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Positive Reinforcement
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Wright, Robert A.; McCurdy, Barry L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a powerful group contingency with a history of documented empirical support. The purpose of this study was to compare two interdependent group contingencies, the GBG and a positive variation, the Caught Being Good Game (CBGG), in a school implementing school-wide positive behavior support. A kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Teachers, Kindergarten
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Koegel, Robert L.; Fredeen, Rosy; Kim, Sunny; Danial, John; Rubinstein, Derek; Koegel, Lynn – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
The literature suggests that adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) typically are not socially engaged during unstructured school activities and do not initiate social activities with typically developing peers. This study assessed whether implementing socialization opportunities in the form of lunch clubs based around aspects of the…
Descriptors: Research Design, School Activities, Autism, Interests
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Bambara, Linda M.; Goh, Ailsa; Kern, Lee; Caskie, Grace – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
Identifying factors perceived to either hinder or support the implementation of individualized positive behavior interventions and supports (IPBIS) is essential for promoting sustainable practice. This survey study examined the extent to which school-based professionals (n = 293) experienced barriers and enablers and examined their perceived level…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Barriers, Program Implementation, Individualized Programs
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Koegel, Lynn K.; Vernon, Ty W.; Koegel, Robert L.; Koegel, Brittany L.; Paullin, Anne W. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
Research suggests that incorporating the circumscribed ritualistic interests of children with autism as a theme of activities can improve their socialization. The current study assessed whether socialization would improve if more general interests of children on the autism spectrum that would also be of interest to their typical peers were…
Descriptors: Socialization, Interpersonal Competence, Elementary School Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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