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Sytsma, Marcia; Panahon, Carlos; Houlihan, Daniel D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
With the rapid change in cultural demographics across the globe, an argument is constructed suggesting that school psychologists implement peer tutoring strategies as a means to help dual language students and English language learners. Literature supporting the use of peer tutoring in mastery of second languages is reviewed. Specific focus is on…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Models, Language Skills
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Fischer, Aaron J.; Clark, Racheal R.; Bloomfield, Bradley S.; Askings, Diana C.; Erchul, William P. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Strategies such as reinforcement and stimulus fading have been shown to be effective in the acquisition of skills, particularly for individuals with developmental disabilities. Teleconsultation is a promising service delivery modality to support teachers and staff in the implementation of effective strategies to address the needs of underserved…
Descriptors: Reinforcement, Consultation Programs, Numbers, Stimuli
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Spiel, Craig; Evans, Steven W.; Harrison, Judith R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine if reading a standardized tests aloud is an effective accommodation to address impairment associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as demonstrated by a differential boost to those with ADHD relative to same aged typically developing peers and if the size of the differential boost…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Reading, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Zoder-Martell, Kimberly A.; Floress, Margaret T.; Bernas, Ronan S.; Dufrene, Brad A.; Foulks, Samantha L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to synthesize the literature in support of training teachers to use behavior-specific praise, which is a strategy used to reduce students' disruptive and off-task behavior as well as prevent students' problem behaviors from occurring. The results of 28 single-case studies examining the effectiveness of training…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Time on Task
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Olson, Natasha A.; Panahon, Carlos J.; Hilt-Panahon, Alexandra – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Stability balls are promoted as an effective alternative to chairs at a classwide level, yet there are no published studies documenting classwide outcomes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate classwide effects of stability balls and attempt to provide empirical support for their use. Using an A-B-A-B reversal design, this study…
Descriptors: Furniture, Student Behavior, Productivity, Behavior Problems
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Moore, Stephanie A.; Mayworm, Ashley M.; Stein, Rachel; Sharkey, Jill D.; Dowdy, Erin – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Despite innovations in the screening and early identification of students who may benefit from school mental health services, many schools struggle to link screening to intervention decisions, particularly at the Tier 2 level. Universal complete mental health screening, which measures strengths along with risk factors, is a strength-based approach…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Screening Tests, Early Intervention, Decision Making
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Reid, Erin K.; Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Schanding, G. Thomas; Tolar, Tammy D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
A concerning number of students fail to achieve writing proficiency, yet little attention has been devoted to examining why this occurs. While robust evidence indicates that behavior impacts reading and math achievement, the relationship between behavior and writing skills is unclear, particularly among young students. The authors examined the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Predictor Variables, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction
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McDaniel, Sara C.; Bruhn, Allison L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The multitiered framework for preventing and addressing discipline and school climate, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports, is widely adopted across the United States with much of the focus on Tier 1, universal prevention supports. The following case example describes district-wide adoption of a systematic framework for Tier…
Descriptors: Identification, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Rural Schools
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Nelson, Peter M.; Van Norman, Ethan R.; Parker, David C.; Cormier, Damien C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Data from a large-scale math intervention program were used to evaluate the degree to which implementation fidelity (IF) and interventionist content knowledge were associated with student outcomes. Data were available for 33 interventionists serving 658 students in Grades 4-6 across one school year. A series of multilevel models were fit to the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Implementation, Fidelity, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Albritton, Kizzy; Mathews, Rachel E.; Boyle, Sara G. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Historically, the role of school psychologists in early childhood settings has been limited to the identification and evaluation of children who may be in need of special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It has been suggested that the role should reflect a more proactive model; specifically, it…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Preschool Education, School Psychology
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Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Dembitzer, Leah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors' purpose was to evaluate the multiple-gate Preschool Behavior Screening System (PBSS) for identifying children's social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) difficulties. The sample included 122 triads of preschool children between 3 and 5 years old and their parents and teachers. The teacher and parent samples were predominantly women and…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems
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McKenney, Elizabeth L. W.; Page, Veronica; Lakota, Jillian; Niekra, Nicholas; Thompson, Sydney J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Empirically supported consultation procedures for supporting implementation of evidence-based interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), such as performance feedback, may be challenging to implement in public schools. Educators may find performance feedback aversive, and support personnel may find its directiveness incompatible with their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Feedback (Response), Consultation Programs
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Doumas, Diana M.; Midgett, Aida – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
This study evaluated the influence of students' perceptions of teachers' antibullying behavior and sense of school belonging on bullying victimization among elementary school students (N = 110). The authors used structural equation modeling to test a mediational model in which they hypothesized that sense of school belonging would mediate the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Victims, Student School Relationship
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Meyer, Kari L.; Floress, Margaret T.; Zoder-Martell, Kim – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors evaluated whether an incentive raffle increased teachers' use of written praise and appropriate student behavior. Participants included 93 staff members and 755 students at an elementary school in Central Illinois. School staff received didactic instruction for the importance of using praise, and praise notes were measured on a weekly…
Descriptors: Incentives, Positive Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Stratton, Kasee K.; Gadke, Daniel L.; Morton, Reeva C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors investigated the implementation of the Good Behavior Game (GBG) on disruptive behaviors of high school special education students. Additionally, the study compared the effect of student-selected rewards versus teacher-selected rewards. A multielement withdrawal (A/[B + C]/A/[B + C]) design was used in the classroom to monitor behavior…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Education, Student Behavior, Rewards
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