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McKenna, John William; Shin, Mikyung; Solis, Michael; Mize, Min; Pfannenstiel, Kathleen – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the effects of reading interventions from single-case design studies for students with and at-risk of emotional and behavioral disorders in grades K-12 using a quantitative synthesis. Seventeen studies met the selection criteria of having one more dependent variables meeting what works clearinghouse (WWC) design standards with…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, At Risk Students, Emotional Disturbances
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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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Dufrene, Brad A.; Kazmerski, Jennifer S.; Labrot, Zachary – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act requires that functional behavior assessments be conducted under certain circumstances for students with disabilities. Functional assessments may include indirect assessments (e.g., rating scales, interviews), direct-descriptive assessments (e.g., direct observations with conditional…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Developmental Disabilities, Meta Analysis, Disabilities
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Merriman, Donald; Codding, Robin S.; Tryon, Georgiana Shick; Minami, Takuya – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Research on the effectiveness of homework provides ample evidence that homework has a positive effect on learning, particularly for secondary students. Unfortunately, the rate of consistent homework completion for students, with and without disabilities, is low. This study used a between-groups design to examine the differential effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Homework, Middle School Students, Disabilities, Coaching (Performance)
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Wilczynski, Susan M.; Connolly, Sarah; Dubard, Melanie; Henderson, Amanda; Mcintosh, David – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Individuals with disabilities are at increased risk for abuse by their parents, caretakers, and the staff who are entrusted with their care as well as from the general population. Many individuals with disabilities have cognitive or communication impairments that place them at even higher risk for abuse. These limitations also make it more…
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Abuse, Prevention, Disabilities
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Decker, Scott L.; Hale, James B.; Flanagan, Dawn P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Research has demonstrated that many children have learning problems related to deficits in specific cognitive processes that are not adequately represented by a single IQ score. The administration of cognitive measures that include narrow abilities is useful in understanding specific learning problems and developing effective interventions.…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Intelligence Tests
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Buggey, Tom; Ogle, Lindsey – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Video self-modeling (VSM) first appeared on the psychology and education stage in the early 1970s. The practical applications of VSM were limited by lack of access to tools for editing video, which is necessary for almost all self-modeling videos. Thus, VSM remained in the research domain until the advent of camcorders and VCR/DVD players and,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Distance Education, Computer Software
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Lovett, Benjamin J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
An increasing number of students are being diagnosed with auditory processing disorder (APD), but the school psychology literature has largely neglected this controversial condition. This article reviews research on APD, revealing substantial concerns with assessment tools and diagnostic practices, as well as insufficient research regarding many…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Auditory Perception, Language Processing
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Finello, Karen Moran – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
The preschool assessment and diagnostic process offers many opportunities for collaboration across disciplines that can enrich the professional's understanding of the young child. This article addresses the advantages and complexities of such collaboration including opportunities for infusing collaboration across the multiple steps of assessment.…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Disabilities, Identification, Cooperation
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Holcomb, Matthew J.; Pufpaff, Lisa A.; McIntosh, David E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Childhood obesity has become a problem of epidemic proportions in the United States, but much of the research has focused on prevention and intervention programs, which target the general population of school children. Overlooked in the literature are children with special needs (including autism, genetic disorders, Down syndrome, and Prader-Willi…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Obesity, Intervention, Down Syndrome
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Williamson, Brenda D.; Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.; Lo, Ya-yu – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Group contingencies have the advantages of encouraging individual students to collectively feel responsible for appropriate and inappropriate classroom behaviors and have shown effectiveness in improving students' behavior. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a random dependent group contingency on the on-task behaviors of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Behavior, Disabilities, Contingency Management
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Lhospital, Ann Shargo; Gregory, Anne – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Teachers today face high stress that can compromise their well-being, longevity in the profession, and the quality of their interactions with students. Pre-referral interventions, which address individual student difficulties before consideration for special education, may help buffer teacher stress through student interventions and team support.…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Burnout
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Hughes, Tammy L.; Theodore, Lea A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Psychotherapy is a service-delivery that is provided for both general and special education students. This manuscript examines a conceptual framework for determining when to employ psychotherapy within the school-based setting. Decisions are informed by the relationship between problem behavior, therapeutic techniques, short-term outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Psychologists, School Psychologists, Disabilities, Psychotherapy
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Axtell, Philip K.; McCallum, R. Steve; Bell, Sherry Mee; Poncy, Brian – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
To investigate the influence of an innovative math fluency intervention, 36 middle-school students were randomly assigned to either an experimental (the Detect, Practice, Repair [DPR]) or control condition (reading intervention). After covarying pretest scores, the DPR treatment produced a significantly higher (p = 0.016) adjusted mean (M) math…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Psychologists, School Psychologists
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Hale, Andrea D.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Winn, Beth D.; Oliver, Renee; Allin, Jessica D.; Molloy, Cherish C. M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
Researchers used alternating treatment designs to investigate the effects of listening-while-reading (LWR) and listening interventions on comprehension levels and rates in four middle school students with emotional disorders. During LWR, students were instructed to read passages silently along with experimenters. During the listening condition, we…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Emotional Disturbances, Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
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