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Johnson, Micah E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Positive school experiences are an important predictor of long-term health and well-being. Developing positive relationships with school personnel and positive academic expectations set the foundation for success. Positive relationships and expectations can be a powerful protective factor or intervention to redirect troubled children toward a more…
Descriptors: Trauma, Juvenile Justice, Student School Relationship, Expectation
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Lambert, Matthew C.; Garcia, Allen G.; January, Stacy-Ann A.; Epstein, Michael H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
There have been significant changes in the racial/ethnic and linguistic background of students attending public schools in the United States. The number of public-school students who are English language learners (ELLs) participating in programs of language assistance has more than doubled over the past two decades. In 1993-1994, 5.1% of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Screening Tests
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Murphy, Ashley N.; Radley, Keith C.; Helbig, Kate A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The current study evaluated use of the Superheroes Social Skills program as a means of increasing social skill accuracy in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included four Caucasian male students that were eligible for special education services within the autism category. Social skills training was presented twice weekly for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Reinbergs, Erik J.; Fefer, Sarah A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of children are confronted with traumatic experiences each year in the United States. As trauma-informed care begins to take hold in schools, school mental health providers (e.g., school psychologists, counselors, and social workers) desire concrete service-delivery options for students affected by trauma. This article…
Descriptors: Trauma, Mental Health Programs, School Psychologists, School Counselors
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Grasley-Boy, Nicolette M.; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Effective classroom instruction is contingent upon successful classroom management. Unfortunately, not all teachers successfully manage classroom behavior and need in-service professional development. In this study, we replicated a targeted professional development approach that included a brief one-on-one training session and emailed visual…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Behavior, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Fallon, Lindsay M.; Cathcart, Sadie C.; DeFouw, Emily R.; O'Keeffe, Breda V.; Sugai, George – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Disproportionality in disciplinary actions for certain racial groups has been well documented for several decades. In an effort to support all students, specifically those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, many have called for adopting a multitiered system of support framework that is considerate of student culture and school context.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Teachers
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Dart, Evan H.; Radley, Keith C.; Mason, Benjamin A.; Allen, Justin P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Students with developmental disabilities have been found to exhibit higher rates of problem behavior in the classroom than their typically developing peers. Effectively addressing these students' behavior concerns requires the identification of interventions that can be implemented in an educational setting. Furthermore, matching intervention…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Developmental Disabilities, Intervention
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Bulla, Andrew J.; Frieder, Jessica E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Teachers are responsible for providing an education to students of all ability levels. Recent data suggest that roughly 95% of students with a disability are receiving some form of education in their general education setting. Individuals with disabilities tend to engage in higher levels of disruptive behaviors (e.g., talking out in class,…
Descriptors: Self Management, Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Castro-Olivo, Sara; Preciado, Jorge; Le, Loan; Marciante, Mia; Garcia, Melissa – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
For decades, Latino English language learners (ELLs) have been identified as a high-risk population for both reading and behavioral problems. A comprehensive approach that provides academic and behavioral support in both home and school settings has been suggested by researchers as a viable option for improving outcomes of students who exhibit…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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Newell, Markeda; Looser, Joshua – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze the extent of training in multicultural assessment, intervention, and consultation of school psychologists in urban and rural contexts. Although there is greater cultural and sociodemographic diversity in urban settings as compared to rural settings, it is unknown whether school psychologists in urban…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Intervention, School Psychologists, Urban Schools
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Miranda, Antoinette Halsell; Radliff, Kisha M.; Della Flora, Olympia A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Urban schools in the United States are generally viewed as having greater challenges than their suburban and rural counterparts. Most notably, they often have lower academic achievement and much of the educational reform movement has been aimed at urban schools in an attempt to close the achievement gap. Although much of the focus in recent years…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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Jones, Janine M.; Lee, Lisa H.; Matlack, Alexa; Zigarelli, Julia – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
School engagement has been found to be a statistically significant predictor of academic success. Education researchers are particularly interested in exploring the factors that influence the ways in which students are engaged in the classroom. As the population of students in the United States has become increasingly multicultural, it is…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Racial Identification, African American Students, Females
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Graves, Scott L., Jr.; Aston, Candice – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a social emotional learning curriculum, "Brothers of Ujima," for children at risk for being referred for placement in emotional and behavioral support classrooms. The "Brothers of Ujima" is a strength-based culturally relevant intervention for African American boys aged…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, At Risk Students, Behavior Problems
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Aston, Candice; Graves, Scott L., Jr.; McGoey, Kara; Lovelace, Temple; Townsend, Tiffany – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
New estimates report that Black girls are facing an educational crisis with regard to disproportionate disciplinary practices and academics. To date, there has been very limited research with regard to school-based interventions that have been designed to help Black girls explore both their cultural and gender identity. This is problematic because…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Discipline
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Nichols, Kayla; Graves, Scott L., Jr. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The importance of identifying and building on individual strengths has been a key component of many psychoeducational theories and modalities focused on developing interventions. However, program training in this growing area is not well known. As such, this is the first study designed to ascertain the American Psychological Association-accredited…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychology, Psychoeducational Methods, Accreditation (Institutions)
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