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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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Lambert, Matthew C.; Garcia, Allen G.; Epstein, Michael H.; Cullinan, Douglas – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the psychometric properties of a universal screening instrument called the Emotional and Behavioral Screener (EBS), which is designed to identify students exhibiting emotional and behavioral problems. The primary purposes of this study were to assess the measurement invariance of EBS items between Caucasian and…
Descriptors: Test Bias, White Students, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Wickerd, Garry; Hulac, David – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Accurate and rapid identification of students displaying behavioral problems requires instrumentation that is user friendly and reliable. The purpose of the study was to evaluate a multi-item direct behavior rating scale called the Direct Behavior Rating-Multiple Item Scale (DBR-MIS) for disruptive behavior to determine the number of…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Kindergarten, Behavior Problems, Young Children
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Cavanaugh, Brian – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Within multitiered behavioral frameworks such as schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS), it is recommended that schools use multiple sources of data to identify students at risk who may benefit from additional intervention. To date, much of the research in this area has focused on examining either systematic screening…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Statistical Analysis
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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Fallon, Lindsay M.; Feinberg, Adam B. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Prior research has suggested Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) effectiveness is linked to the function of problem behavior. Though effective for students whose misbehavior occurs to gain attention, findings are equivocal for behavior that occurs to escape academic tasks. The purpose of this study was to therefore evaluate a modification to CICO, wherein…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Intervention
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Hartman, Kelsey; Gresham, Frank – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Disruptive behavior in the classroom negatively affects all students' academic engagement, achievement, and behavior. Group contingencies have been proven effective in reducing disruptive behavior as part of behavior interventions in the classroom. The Good Behavior Game is a Tier 1 classwide intervention that utilizes an interdependent group…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Behavior Modification