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Hopewell, Kim; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of reading racetracks and direct instruction flashcards with two students with behavior disorders. A token economy with a response cost component was also implemented to increase on-task behavior during data collection. Method: The participants were two eight-year-old males.…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Intervention, Word Lists, Sight Vocabulary
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Thompson, Megan J.; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to decrease the number of talk-outs displayed with a 3rd grade student with autism. She engaged in these behaviors during work time, specialty classes such as physical education, music and library, and group work. Method: A multiple baseline probe design was used to measure the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Working Hours, Physical Education, Social Behavior, Autism
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Glover, Patti; McLaughlin, Thomas; Derby, K. Mark; Gower, Jan – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: The use of Direct Instruction (DI) flashcards has been suggested as an effective classroom intervention procedure. The present case report examined the use of DI flashcards with two adolescents with learning disabilities. Objectives: The purpose of this research was to increase the correct rate and decrease the error rate for…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Visual Aids
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Carlson, Brittany; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark; Blecher, Jessiana – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: "Handwriting Without Tears"[R] program (Olsen, 1998) has been suggested as an appropriate set of procedures to teach students with and without disabilities skills in written communication. Unfortunately, there has been little research in the peer reviewed literature where the program has been employed to teach children with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Handwriting, Autism, Preschool Children