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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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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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von Schulz, Jonna H.; Dufrene, Brad A.; LaBrot, Zachary C.; Tingstrom, Daniel H.; Olmi, D. Joe; Radley, Keith; Mitchell, Rachel; Maldonado, Aimee – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Although there is substantial functional behavioral assessment (FBA) literature suggesting that function-based interventions are effective for improving problem behavior, only a limited number of studies have examined the effectiveness of function-based antecedent versus consequent interventions. Additionally, although there has been a recent…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness
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Humphries, Marisha L.; Williams, Brittney V.; May, Tanginia – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The promotion of social-emotional competence and implementation of social-emotional learning programs have increased substantially in schools; however, little is known about teachers' perceptions of such programs. This qualitative study explored early childhood (3 to 8¬†years old) teachers' perceptions of classroom-based social-emotional learning…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Social Development
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Floress, Margaret T.; Jacoby, Amber L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
The Caterpillar Game is a classroom management system that is aligned with School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports standards. A single-case, multiple-baseline design was used to evaluate the effects of the Caterpillar Game on disruptive student behavior and teacher praise. Three classrooms were included in the study (preschool,…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Alignment (Education), Classroom Techniques, Games
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Eisenhower, Abbey S.; Bush, Hillary Hurst; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
In this conceptual article, we integrate existing literature on early school transitions, ecological systems theory, and student-teacher relationships to propose a framework for investigating the transition to school for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A review of the literature suggests that the quality of early student-teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Adjustment
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Szarko, Julia E.; Brown, Alec J.; Watkins, Marley W. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
The authors examined the difference in standardized test performance when familiar versus unfamiliar examiners tested 26 preschool and elementary-aged children with autism. The children were matched by age, severity, and developmental level and then randomly placed into familiar and unfamiliar examiner groups. Familiarity with the examiner was…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Standardized Tests, Autism, Examiners
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Ogg, Julia A.; Sundman-Wheat, Ashley N.; Bateman, Lisa P. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Children who begin school with less developed early literacy skills often have a difficult time catching up to their peers, and children who are poor readers in the first few years of school continue struggling with reading when compared with their peers at later grades. Before school entry, schools may be limited in their regular access to…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Intervention, Pediatrics
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Fitzgerald, Monica M.; Cohen, Judith A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Schools are ideal settings for identifying children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic events. They are also ideal for providing evidence-based mental health services, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, to students affected by childhood posttraumatic stress disorder and co-occurring mental health and behavioral…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Services, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, School Psychologists
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Poole, Veena Y.; Dufrene, Brad A.; Sterling, Heather E.; Tingstrom, Daniel H.; Hardy, Christina M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Relatively few functional assessment and intervention studies have been conducted in preschool classrooms with children of typical development who engage in high incidence problem behaviors. Moreover, limited studies have used functional assessment procedures with the class as the unit of analysis. This study included functional analyses and a…
Descriptors: Classes (Groups of Students), Functional Behavioral Assessment, Preschool Children, Student Behavior
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Carlson, John S.; Tiret, Holly B.; Bender, Stacy L.; Benson, Laurie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
This study examined changes in preschool teachers' perceptions of classroom management strategies following group training in the recently revised Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Program (C. Webster-Stratton, 2006). The authors used a pre/post follow-up design across 2 groups that each met for 8 sessions over an 8-10-week period for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Classroom Techniques, Preschool Teachers, Educational Strategies
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Smith, Shelia M.; Simon, Joan; Bramlett, Ronald K. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2009
Positive peer reporting (PPR) is a peer-mediated intervention that involves teaching and rewarding peers for providing descriptive praise during structured daily sessions. PPR has been used in residential facilities to improve social acceptance, increase prosocial behaviors, and decrease negative interactions of youth identified as peer rejected.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children, Peer Acceptance
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Blom-Hoffman, Jessica; O'Neil-Pirozzi, Therese; Cutting, Joanna; Bissinger, Elizabeth – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
Caregiver use of dialogic reading (DR) strategies in home, preschool, and daycare settings has been shown to facilitate development of oral language and emergent literacy skills in toddlers and preschool age children. Training in the use of DR strategies may be provided "live" or via videotape. Using a randomized, control group, repeated measures…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Public Health, Reading Strategies, Preschool Children