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Aiello, Rachel; Ruble, Lisa; Esler, Amy – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This study aimed to better understand predictors of evidence-based assessment practices for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nationwide, 402 school psychologists were surveyed for their knowledge of and training and experience with ASD on assessment practices, including reported areas of training needs. The majority of school psychologists reported…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, National Surveys, Evidence Based Practice, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Rogowicz, Samantha T.; Del Vecchio, Tamara; Dwyer-Masin, Tanya; Hughes, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
In the present study, middle school teachers responded to written vignettes describing physical and relational aggressive incidents. The aggressors were male or female children committing an aggressive act against same-sex peers, who were also described as good or bad. Among the results, teachers rated female physical aggression as more serious…
Descriptors: Aggression, Middle School Teachers, Vignettes, Females
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Keiser, Ashley; Reddy, Linda – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
The Pediatric Attention Disorders Diagnostic Screener is a multidimensional, computerized screening tool designed to assess attention and global aspects of executive functioning in children at risk for attention disorders. The screener consists of a semi-structured diagnostic interview, brief parent and teacher rating scales, 3 computer-based…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Children, At Risk Persons
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Reinke, Wendy M.; Stormont, Melissa; Clare, Ann; Latimore, Tracey; Herman, Keith C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
Schools implementing tiered supports for social behavior need to be systematic and thoughtful about moving to the next tier. However, schools often apply resources they have in a blanket fashion for children who demonstrate behavior problems. This practice is problematic, and there is a need for increased efforts to plan and be more careful about…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Integrity
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Herschell, Amy D.; Kolko, David J.; Baumann, Barbara L.; Brown, Elissa J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for families with children aged 5 to 15 years who have been affected by verbal and physical aggression in the family. AF-CBT was designed to address risks for exposure to emotional and physical aggression as well as common clinical consequences of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Aggression, School Psychologists, Systems Approach
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Motta, Robert W. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
A review of childhood secondary trauma is presented. Secondary trauma involves the transfer and acquisition of negative affective and dysfunctional cognitive states due to prolonged and extended contact with others, such as family members, who have been traumatized. As such, secondary trauma refers to a spread of trauma reactions from the victim…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Mental Health Workers, Counselor Client Relationship, School Personnel
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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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Devena, Sarah E.; Watkins, Marley W. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition General Abilities Index and Cognitive Proficiency Index have been advanced as possible diagnostic markers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This hypothesis was tested with a hospital sample with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (n = 78), a referred but nondiagnosed…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intelligence, Hospitals, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Long, Lori A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
This is a commentary on the article, "Childhood Leukemia Survivors and Their Return to School: A Literature Review, Case Study, and Recommendations" by D. Scott Hermann, Jill R. Thurber, Kenneth Miles, and Gloria Gilbert in this issue (2011). This article addresses issues related to the compatibility of the suggested practices with contemporary…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Children, Case Studies, Cancer
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Chesire, David J.; Canto, Angela I.; Buckley, Valerie A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
Traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children and adolescents each year in the United States. Children who survive these injuries often suffer from a range of impairments including intellectual, academic, behavioral, affective, and social problems, but they often become mired in a slow-moving process while…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Head Injuries, Brain, Neurological Impairments
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Schmitt, Ara – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
This commentary pertains to the article, "Childhood Leukemia Survivors and Their Return to School: A Literature Review, Case Study, and Recommendations" by D. Scott Hermann, Jill R. Thurber, Kenneth Miles, and Gloria Gilbert in this issue (2011) regarding pediatric leukemia. The authors present a literature review regarding leukemia in…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Chronic Illness, Special Health Problems, Best Practices
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Barraclough, Camille; Machek, Greg – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
The authors examined the role of school psychologists in working with children with chronic illnesses in the schools. A total of 300 practicing school psychologists in public schools, drawn from the National Association of School Psychologists membership directory, completed a standard mail survey. The survey solicited information on (a) graduate…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, School Psychologists, Chronic Illness, Mail Surveys
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Stewart, Latoya S.; Carlson, John S. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
This study takes an in-depth look at parental acceptability (i.e., the ability to meet parent needs) of an intervention that has shown strong empirical support for treating and preventing childhood conduct disorder. The authors obtained acceptability data from 30 parents of children ages 5 to 12 years presenting externalizing behavior problems…
Descriptors: Health Services, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Evaluation
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