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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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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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Gibson, Jennifer E.; Werner, Shelby S.; Sweeney, Andrew – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
When evidence-based prevention programs are implemented in schools, adaptations are common. It is important to understand which adaptations can be made while maintaining positive outcomes for students. This preliminary study evaluated an abbreviated version of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) Curriculum implemented by…
Descriptors: Prevention, Mental Health, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Mautone, Jennifer A.; Marcelle, Enitan; Tresco, Katy E.; Power, Thomas J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Family involvement in education, including the quality of family-school communication, has been demonstrated repeatedly to have a substantial effect on child development and success in school; however, measures of this construct are limited. The purpose this study was to examine the factor structure and concurrent validity of the Quality of the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Relationship, Family Involvement
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Volpe, Robert J.; Burns, Matthew K.; DuBois, Matthew; Zaslofsky, Anne Follen – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
The profound consequences of early reading failure necessitate the provision of early literacy interventions to struggling readers. Many schools struggle, however, to address early reading difficulties because of insufficient human resources. Accordingly, the present study investigated the effectiveness of incremental rehearsal (IR) as a Tier 3…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Early Reading, Reading Failure
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Lembke, Erica S.; McMaster, Kristen L.; Stecker, Pamela M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe research-based reading intervention within a Response-to-Intervention (RTI) model, using prevention science as a context. First, RTI is defined and a rationale is provided for its use in improving the reading performance of all students, particularly those students identified as at risk for…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Research, Prevention
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Nicholson, Heather; Foote, Catherine; Grigerick, Sarah – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Providing individual and group counseling has become an identified role for school psychologists working in the school setting. There is an extensive research base that highlights positive outcomes and supports the use of a variety of counseling methods when working with children and adolescents. However, there may exist a host of other outcomes,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Adolescents, Group Counseling, Psychotherapy
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Hawkins, Renee O.; Kroeger, Stephen D.; Musti-Rao, Shobana; Barnett, David W.; Ward, Justine E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Marking major changes in professional role performance, response to intervention (RTI) is now in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) as a possible method to improve the identification of specific learning disabilities. Moreover, RTI and related concepts and initiatives have fundamentally influenced more general methods of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Prevention, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention