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Ohrt, Jonathan H.; Deaton, Jennifer D.; Linich, Kathryn; Guest, Jessie D.; Wymer, Brooke; Sandonato, Brittany – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Teachers are in a unique position to identify and support students who experience mental health concerns. The purpose of this systematic review was to (a) identify current available evidence-based teacher training programs related to students' mental health, (b) review the content and delivery methods of the training, and (c) evaluate the quality…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Education Programs
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Luft, Pamela – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Most standardized reading assessments used with deaf and hard-of-hearing (d/Dhh) students do not accommodate their frequent lack of spoken language fluency. Such tests are rarely normed on d/Dhh individuals and do not adjust for potentially biased test items. Yet, accurate and valid measures of reading skills are essential for making appropriate…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Student Evaluation
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Kite, Bobbie Jo – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
This article explores the journey of eight hearing families of bimodal-bilingual deaf children as they navigate the decision-making process reflecting their beliefs and values about American Sign Language (ASL) and English through their family language policy framework. The resources offered to families with deaf children often reflect a medical…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, American Sign Language, Language Planning, Bilingualism
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Holcomb, Leala; Lawyer, Gloshanda – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Assessment is a major part of the United States schooling system. Legal requirements make assessment a large part of practitioner responsibilities. The significance of assessment is, even more, the case for special populations such as bilingual hearing and Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, groups that are often the target of concern for English…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Bilingual Students, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Dai, David Yun – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The history of giftedness pertains to historical changes regarding how giftedness is conceptualized and defined, and how it serves the practical purpose of identifying gifted children and providing them an appropriate education. The past century has witnessed debates and controversies about what constitutes this elusive human quality we deem…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational History, School Psychologists, Definitions
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Smith, Carol Klose; Wood, Susannah M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The American ethos that you can be whatever you want to be has not always been a helpful adage for gifted students. Gifted students require career counseling to understand the world of work, and to identify their interests and values in addition to their already-identified talents. Academic planning and career development for gifted students is an…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Career Development, School Psychologists, Role
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Ottwein, Jessica K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
As culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students continue to be underrepresented in gifted programs, the beliefs that frame teacher perceptions of giftedness remain an important area of focus. Literature indicates that a lack of gifted-specific coursework in teacher preparation programs may sustain ill-formed preconceptions…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Academically Gifted, Barriers, Disproportionate Representation
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Ridgley, Lisa M.; DaVia Rubenstein, Lisa; Callan, Gregory L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Current theoretical and operational definitions of underachievement require that students show sustained suppressed academic achievement. Yet, early detection may allow for effective intervention before underachievement becomes a chronic issue. While existing identification procedures were not designed to detect underachievement before low…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Underachievement, Self Control, Independent Study
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Rosário, Pedro; Cunha, Jennifer; Nunes, Ana Rita; Moreira, Tânia; Núñez, José Carlos; Xu, Jianzhong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers' homework follow-up practices, the in-class strategies teachers use to monitor their students' homework assignments, have an impact on their students' homework behaviors and academic achievement. The current study explored the perspectives of middle school mathematics teachers on the three domains of homework follow-up: the practices used…
Descriptors: Homework, Teaching Methods, Student Behavior, Middle School Teachers
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Zarate, Kary; Maggin, Daniel M.; Passmore, Amanda – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers are reporting increased incidence of stress, depression, burnout, and anxiety resulting in overall poor mental health and well-being outcomes. Recently, mindfulness-based interventions have emerged as having the potential to improve these deleterious impacts. This meta-analysis investigated the effects of mindfulness-based interventions…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Relaxation Training, Teachers, Well Being
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Greenspan, Scott B.; Fefer, Sarah A.; Whitcomb, Sara A.; Kemp, Jessica M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Physical activity provides a myriad of well-documented social-emotional, behavioral, and academic benefits for youth. While research suggests that physical activity should be integrated within the school day to support the well-being of students, an understanding of related empirical work within school psychology research and practice is unclear.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, School Psychology, Youth
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von der Embse, Nathaniel; Ryan, Shannon V.; Gibbs, Tera; Mankin, Ariel – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Due to the increased pressure from test-based accountability practices, teachers have reported high levels of stress and burnout. High teacher stress has an impact on school outcomes, including links to absenteeism, burnout, school climate, and teacher behavior management. Teacher stress interventions may be an important first step toward reducing…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teacher Burnout, Anxiety, Stress Management
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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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Zhou, Zhiqing; Cavazos, Melina; Sohn-McCormick, Anita – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the United States, with Chinese Americans accounting for the largest percentage. In response to this growth, mental health examiners should be culturally competent of the Asian culture, including Chinese culture, as to ensure ethically appropriate and accurate assessment of these individuals.…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Mental Health, Cultural Relevance, Asian Culture
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Eklund, Katie; O'malley, Meagan; Meyer, Lauren – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Mindfulness is linked to a variety of social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being indicators in youth. Given increased interest among researchers and practitioners, high-quality instruments are needed to effectively measure the construct in children, youth, and young adults, especially in the context of mindfulness-based interventions…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Psychometrics, Intervention, Surveys
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