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Villarreal, Victor – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Schools are the most common entry point for accessing mental health services for school-age children. Children may access school-based services as part of a multitiered system of supports or other service models, such as school-based health centers. However, limitations associated with school-based services (e.g., lack of time, inability to…
Descriptors: Mental Health, School Psychologists, Referral, Barriers
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Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; Jackson, Carrie – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Although one of the main functions of school psychology research is to inform practice, there remains a large research-to-practice gap. Both practitioners and scholars are crucial in ensuring that research within the field is comprehensive and well represented. In the current study, presenter, contributor, and presenter affiliation demographics…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Participant Characteristics, School Psychology, Demography
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Grapin, Sally L. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Since their emergence in public schools, specific learning disability (SLD) identification practices have been controversial in both research and practice. The purpose of this special issue is to present contemporary research on various models of SLD identification as well as issues associated with their implementation. Each of the articles in…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Public Schools, Research
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Barrett, Courtenay A.; Newman, Daniel S. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Although research supports the effectiveness of the multitiered system of supports (MTSS) on academic and behavioral outcomes, districts aim to engage in data-based decision making and examine the effectiveness of their own MTSS implementation. This case study describes how one regional education service agency (RESA) in the Midwest implemented…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Learning Disabilities
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Williams, Jacob; Miciak, Jeremy – School Psychology Forum, 2018
There is controversy regarding the relative merits of cognitive assessment for the identification of learning disabilities. Proponents of cognitive assessment have suggested that multitiered systems of support (MTSS) should be supplemented with routine, systematic assessment of cognitive processes following a determination of inadequate response…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Costs, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda M. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
This article considers the cost of poor decision making in school psychology, especially with regard to determining eligibility for special education under the category of specific learning disability. One common costly decision made by school psychologists is failing to use evidence-based assessment and intervention procedures that are likely to…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness, Decision Making
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Maki, Kathrin E. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Response to intervention (RTI) is increasingly being implemented in schools as a means to identify students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). Despite its wide use, there is limited research regarding school psychologists' graduate preparation in and familiarity with RTI for SLD identification. This study examined how school psychologists'…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, School Psychologists
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Li, Chieh; Kruger, Louis J.; Beneville, Margaret; Kimble, Edward; Krishnan, Kalyani – School Psychology Forum, 2018
English-language learners (ELLs) are at a high risk for academic failure, including the failure to pass high-stakes tests such as high school exit exams. Failure on these exams can affect their future career trajectory and have negative impacts on their self-efficacy and emotional well-being. These students' disproportionate failure rate on…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, English Language Learners, School Psychology, At Risk Students
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Hayles, Olivia; Xu, Lihua; Edwards, Oliver W. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Children's family structures are increasingly diverse and changing, and family structure and stability have implications for child developmental outcomes. These increasing distinct structures include households where children reside with grandparents or foster parents. Gaps exist in the knowledge base regarding whether these children report…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Child Development, Life Satisfaction, Grandparents
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Sivo, Stephen; Karl, Shannon; Fox, Jesse; Taub, Gordon; Robinson, Edward – School Psychology Forum, 2017
The primary objective of this cross-cultural investigation is to compare patterns in student responses to an empirically scrutinized character education measure administered to students in four school districts in Florida with students in a school in Kenya. In this way, the generalizability of findings for scale scores could be compared across…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Values Education, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Bilias-Lolis, Evelyn; Bray, Melissa; Howell, Meiko – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Self-modeling is a robust behavioral intervention whose therapeutic outcomes have a positive impact on a host of clinical behaviors as well as diverse student populations. To date, only two theoretical positions have emerged in the literature that attempt to account for the mechanism of this efficacious behavioral intervention. The first…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Intervention
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Edwards, Oliver W. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
This article addresses a translational research framework for school psychology. Translational research uses outcomes of basic and applied science to enhance the overall well-being of persons. This transdisciplinary framework connects disciplines and uses their resources, capacities, systems, and procedures to advance prevention, intervention, and…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Social Science Research, Educational Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Taub, Gordon E.; Sivo, Stephen A.; Puyana, Olivia E. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
This study investigates second language acquisition of learners enrolled in a dual language/two-way bilingual immersion program. Two groups of third-grade students participated in this study. The first group was composed of Spanish-dominant participants learning English, and the second group was composed of English-dominant students learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs
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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Panahon, Carlos J.; Schreiber, Cassandra M. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
A growing body of research has established incremental rehearsal (IR) as an effective intervention for teaching basic skills in various student populations. However, there have been no published studies to date in which interventionists have been school-based personnel rather than researchers. In this study, a paraprofessional implemented IR with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Basic Skills, Drills (Practice), Intervention
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Kleinert, Whitney L.; Silva, Meghan R.; Codding, Robin S.; Feinberg, Adam B.; St. James, Paula S. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Classroom management is essential to promote learning in schools, and as such it is imperative that teachers receive adequate support to maximize their competence implementing effective classroom management strategies. One way to improve teachers' classroom managerial competence is through consultation. The Classroom Check-Up (CCU) is a structured…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Coaching (Performance), Models, Goal Orientation
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