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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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Cornelius, Colleen; Fedewa, Alicia L.; Ahn, Soyeon – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Research on the effects of physical activity on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is promising, yet no attempt has been made to integrate current findings using meta-analytic techniques. Using a meta-regression, the present study examined the effectives of physical activity for children with attention deficit hyperactivity…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Effect Size, Children
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Hess, Robyn S.; Pearrow, Melissa; Hazel, Cynthia E.; Sander, Janay B.; Wille, Alice M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Recent health care reform provides many new opportunities to expand mental health and behavioral support to students in schools and school-community partnerships. Through newly available funding sources, as well as expanded legislative initiatives, school psychologists can advocate for and become leaders in delivering universal programming, tiered…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Health Services, Health Behavior, School Community Relationship
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Floyd, Randy G.; Shands, Elizabeth I.; Alfonso, Vincent C.; Phillips, Jessica F.; Autry, Beth K.; Mosteller, Jessica A.; Skinner, Mary; Irby, Sarah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Adaptive behavior scales are vital in assessing children and adolescents who experience a range of disabling conditions in school settings. This article presents the results of an evaluation of the design characteristics, norming, scale characteristics, reliability and validity evidence, and bias identification studies supporting 14…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Daily Living Skills, Evaluation Criteria
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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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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Sadeh, Shanna S. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Scholars and practitioners advocate for the use of social skills interventions for students with emotional disabilities because significant social skills deficits are common among these students. Yet contemporary practices must be vetted for empirical evidence of their efficacy and effectiveness to ensure students are provided appropriate…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Evidence
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Mendez, Linda Raffaele; Ogg, Julia; Loker, Troy; Fefer, Sarah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
In this study, the authors reviewed journal articles published between 1995 and 2010 that described student mental health interventions involving parents delivered in school settings. Their review identified 100 articles describing 39 interventions. On the basis of participant selection criteria provided by the authors of the reviewed articles,…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Mental Health
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Willis, W. Grant; Weyandt, Lisa L.; Lubiner, Anna G.; Schubart, Chelsea D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
Neurofeedback training is being offered with increasing frequency as a treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). School psychologists are in a unique position to educate teachers, parents, students, and others about a variety of disorders including ADHD, and it is important for them to be properly informed about the validity…
Descriptors: Evidence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, School Psychologists, Teaching Methods
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Herrmann, D. Scott; Thurber, Jill R.; Miles, Kenneth; Gilbert, Gloria – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
Leukemias (blood cell cancers) and central nervous system tumors are the most frequently occurring types of cancer in children. Mortality rates from all childhood cancers have decreased over the past 2 decades. As a result, many childhood cancer survivors are now returning to their schools after having been successfully treated. Although most of…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Mortality Rate, Cancer, Case Studies
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Nichols, Sharon L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
I review the literature on the impact on student achievement of high-stakes testing. Its popularity as a mechanism for holding educators accountable has triggered studies to examine whether its promise to increase student learning has been fulfilled. The review concludes there is no consistent evidence to suggest high-stakes testing leads to…
Descriptors: Testing, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, School Psychology
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Kruger, Louis J.; Wandle, Caroline; Struzziero, Joan – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
High stakes testing puts considerable pressure on schools, teachers, and students to achieve at high levels. Therefore, how schools and individuals cope with this major source of stress may have important implications for the success of high stakes testing. This article reviews relevant theory and research on stress as they relate to public…
Descriptors: Testing, High Stakes Tests, Coping, Stress Variables
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Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Henrich, Christopher C.; Graybill, Emily C.; Dew, Brian J.; Marshall, Megan L.; Williamson, Zachary; Skoczylas, Rebecca B.; Avant, Marty – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2006
The purpose of the Peer Victimization Intervention (PVI) was to develop and implement a culture-specific pilot intervention to address the effects of bullying on middle school students who are victims utilizing the Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention Model (PCSIM; Nastasi, Moore, & Varjas, 2004). The involvement of participants who serve…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Grade 8