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Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth A.; Murray, Lori L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
Despite extensive research supporting educational acceleration for students with high academic ability, some psychologists, counselors, and educators express concerns about accelerative interventions. Such concerns often hinge on uncertainty about social acceptance, even in inclusive education settings. Research on acceleration has consistently…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Inclusion, Academic Ability, Intervention
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Kunesh, Claire; Harper, Erin; Davis, Darrel R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
Research in the United States suggests that teachers view Black students' misbehavior as more likely to reoccur, but such research has not disentangled the effect of race from related factors. We used conjoint analysis to experimentally test the effect of multiple student characteristics on the chances of being referred for a behavior intervention…
Descriptors: Referral, Behavior Modification, Intervention, African American Students
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Minkos, Marlena L.; Gelbar, Nicholas W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
COVID-19 has presented a period of unprecedented challenge for schools in the United States. Thousands of school buildings across the country were closed in the spring of 2020 through the end of the school year to slow the spread of the global pandemic. Plans to reopen schools in many states remain uncertain as the virus continues to spread across…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Social Development
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Lu, Yujie; Ma, Mei; Chen, Guozhong; Zhou, Xinlin – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
Developmental dyscalculia (DD) is a specific mathematical learning disability, with a prevalence of around 3%-7% in the school-aged population. It negatively affects individuals, and even the national, development. Previous DD-intervention programs usually targeted on numerosity, number, simple arithmetic, or even general cognitive ability. The…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Activities
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Winsor, Denise L.; Mueller, Christian E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Growing up gifted often means growing up "different." As schools struggle to provide appropriately designed interventions for student mental health issues, the role of the school psychologist is becoming increasingly important. In the present article, the role of the school psychologist is discussed, particularly as related to helping…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Academically Gifted, Mental Disorders
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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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Strait, Gerald G.; Turner, Jenna; Stinson, Diana; Harrison, Samanthia; Bagheri, Rojan; Perez, Tanya; Smith, Bradley H.; Gonzalez, Jorge; Anderson, Jacqueline R.; Simpson, Jill; McQuillin, Sam D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Many schools use paraprofessionals to implement and monitor interventions. Though paraprofessionals are cost-effective, many questions remain about the training and skills they need to implement a wide array of school-based interventions. In this study, we compare paraprofessionals' (i.e., undergraduates) implementation of the Group-Academic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Paraprofessional Personnel, Intervention, Cost Effectiveness
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Hutchison, Morica; Russell, Beth S.; Wink, Mackenzie N. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Childhood exposure to traumatic experiences and subsequent psychological symptoms increase the risk for lifelong behavioral and mental health problems, including depression diagnoses, reduced adaptive coping strategies, substance abuse, and early death, with negative impacts on children's social development and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Trauma, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Radley, Keith C.; Dart, Evan H.; Fischer, Aaron J.; Collins, Tai A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Single-case design (SCD) is a research methodology that may be utilized to establish the presence of a functional relation between an independent and dependent variable. Recent research has found the design to frequently be used within school psychology in the evaluation of intervention procedures. However, the overall prevalence of the design…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, School Psychology, Intervention, Incidence
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Heath, Melissa A.; Cutrer-Párraga, Elizabeth A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Historically, disaster response efforts have focused primarily on basic physical survival and safety--addressing medical emergencies and ensuring adequate shelter and supplies of food and water. However, in addition to physical survival, relief efforts must also consider strategies to promote emotional healing and psychological well-being. In…
Descriptors: Trauma, Well Being, Intervention, Spiritual Development
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Van Norman, Ethan R.; Nelson, Peter M.; Klingbeil, David A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
A fundamental assumption of multi-tiered systems of support is the bidirectional movement of students between tiers. In comparison to research on when to intensify instruction, less attention has been paid to the validity of decisions to exit students from supplemental supports. We used data from 554 third-grade students who met the criteria to be…
Descriptors: Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Reading Instruction, Decision Making
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Kim, Sung Reul; Nho, Ju-Hee; Kim, Hye Young – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
This study aimed to test a hypothetical path model estimating the influence of Type D personality on health-promoting behaviors (HPB), subjective health status, and quality of life (QoL) in university students, and to verify the mediating effects of HPB and subjective health status between Type D personality and QoL. A structural equation model…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Quality of Life, College Students, Health Promotion
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Ashworth, Emma; Humphrey, Neil; Lendrum, Ann; Hennessey, Alexandra – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
This mixed-methods study examines two moderators of the impact of the Good Behavior Game--implementation variability, participant risk status, and the interaction between them--as predictors of behavioral and academic outcomes. Quantitative data from 38 primary schools were utilized, with outcome data collected at baseline and 2-year follow-up.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Intervention, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Begeny, John C.; Codding, Robin S.; Wang, Jiayi; Hida, Rahma M.; Patterson, Sierra L.; Kessler, Sarah; Fields-Turner, Felicia; Ramos, Kimberly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
More than half of students in the USA perform below a proficient level in math. Although evidence suggests that intervention in elementary school is critical to supporting struggling learners, and there are several research-supported instructional practices to support students with math difficulties, the existing research is limited with regard to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention
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Morrison, Julie Q.; Hawkins, Renee O.; Collins, Tai A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The Dyslexia Pilot Project provided funding to school districts to implement a multitiered system of support (MTSS) framework for the prevention, early identification, and early intervention of reading difficulties. This article describes the evaluation of the multiyear Dyslexia Pilot Project for students in kindergarten through Grade 2. The…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Dyslexia, Prevention, Disability Identification
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