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Boccio, Dana E. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Suicide remains the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Considering that youth who contemplate suicide generally exhibit warning signs before engaging in lethal self-harm, school-based mental health professionals can play a vital role in identifying students who are at risk for suicidal behavior. Nevertheless, the…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Risk Assessment, Youth
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Sulkowski, Michael L.; Wingfield, Robert J.; Jones, Douglas; Coulter, W. Alan – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
School psychologists often are involved with the provision of services to students with chronic physical health conditions and mental health problems. However, collaborative efforts between school psychologists and the medical professionals who treat these youth often are lacking despite the benefits that may result from interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Physicians, School Psychologists, Health Conditions, Physical Health
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Kuriakose, Sarah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
During the past 2 decades, pivotal response treatment (PRT) has emerged as an evidence-based methodology for intervening with the behavioral, communicative, social, and academic impairments of children with autism. Unlike other highly structured behavioral interventions for autism, PRT emphasizes principles over procedures and focuses on enhancing…
Descriptors: Autism, School Psychologists, Learning Motivation, Intervention
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Petruccelli, Meredith Lohr; Fiorello, Catherine A.; Thurman, S. Kenneth – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
Teacher perceptions of their students' cognitive abilities affect the referrals they make and intervention strategies they implement. In this study, teachers and school psychologists were asked to sort basic academic tasks into categories on the basis of the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) broad cognitive abilities, such as fluid reasoning and…
Descriptors: Social Theories, School Psychologists, Teacher Attitudes, Classification
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Elliott, Judy – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
The pressures and demands of educating students have never been greater. Providing effective instruction for all students may be the single greatest challenge facing educators today. This article examines the impact of No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Act on assessment, accountability and instruction for all students,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Ingraham, Colette L.; Oka, Evelyn R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2006
School psychologists involved in the delivery of psychological and educational interventions face the challenge of identifying interventions that will work within their schools. The evidence-based intervention (EBI) approach has received attention as a promising way to identify effective interventions. The national Task Force on Evidence Based…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences, Identification
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Sharp, Shannon R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Sixteen seventh and eighth graders previously identified as having behavioral problems earned significantly higher post-test scores on a test of REBT concepts immediately after participation in a Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) training program, and this knowledge was retained after an 8-week follow-up period (p less than 0.01).…
Descriptors: Aggression, School Psychologists, Effect Size, Scores
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Hall, John D.; Ashley, Donna M.; Bramlett, Ronald K.; Dielmann, Kim B.; Murphy, John J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
This study examined effects of negative versus positive symptom formats on the assessment and subsequent classification of ADHD in children in public schools. Symptoms associated with the disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) were presented to parents and teachers of referred children…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Attention Deficit Disorders, Classification, Hyperactivity
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Luiselli, James K.; McCarty, Joseph; Coniglio, Jennifer; Zorilla-Ramirez, Claudia; Putnam, Robert F. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
We present a "practitioner's guide" to social skills assessment and intervention with students attending public schools. Important characteristics of assessment instruments are discussed, including psychometric properties and strategies applicable to school settings. We then review several social skills assessment protocols and rating scales that…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Rating Scales