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French, Daniel D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Despite over 50 years of research and discussion concerning school-based interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), a discernible consensus regarding the core elements of intervention for this student population remains elusive. This discordance is seen by many as an obstacle to the proper design, dissemination, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Special Education
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Ayvazo, Shiri; Aljadeff-Abergel, Elian – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Alternative Education Settings (AES) aim to provide active and inspiring instructional strategies that would reengage students at-risk in learning and improve their academic achievements. Classwide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) is an evidence-based instructional method that when combined with behaviorally oriented procedures yields positive effects on…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Interpersonal Competence
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McGee, John J.; Lin, Fan-Yu – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Many factors cause student disengagement from school that subsequently result in high dropout rates. Alternative education (AE) programs provide a different pathway for at-risk youths who do not meet the goals, standards, and requirements of traditional educational settings. However, educational agencies have vastly different interpretations…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Development
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Rodriguez, Billie Jo; Loman, Sheldon L.; Borgmeier, Christopher – Preventing School Failure, 2016
As increasing numbers of schools implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), schools are looking for and implementing evidence-based practices for students whose needs are not fully met by Tier 1 supports. Although there is relative consistency and clarity in what constitutes Tier 1 behavior support within MTSS, Tier 2 supports may be more…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Evidence Based Practice
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Ball, Carrie R.; Finch, W. Holmes; Gettinger, Maribeth – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Prior research has documented that classroom-level variables have a significant effect on student outcomes; however, previous findings have typically focused on average student outcomes and have only recently begun to use hierarchical linear modeling techniques. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of classroom-level variables on the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Classroom Environment, Context Effect
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Magill, Lauren – Preventing School Failure, 2014
In this article, the authors clarify the role of the leadership team, providing a rationale for one integrated team to examine academic, social, and behavioral programming, with careful attention to including all key stakeholders. Next, the authors discuss the procedures for teaching all key stakeholders the comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered…
Descriptors: Intervention, Models, Reliability, Instructional Leadership
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Wolf, Janice J.; Baker, Pamela Hudson – Preventing School Failure, 2012
Time is limited. Teachers often struggle to address the diverse needs of learners in their classrooms, especially when faced with academic and social skills concerns. Finding effective ways to teach social skills in the context of academic instruction makes sense. Books by Dr. Seuss provide a variety of high-interest stories that can be used to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Interpersonal Competence
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Whitted, Kathryn S. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
A growing number of children are entering kindergarten without the skills that enable them to be successful in an academic setting. However, it is not children's cognitive skills that concern educators; it is their social and emotional skill deficits that are most troublesome. This article discusses how family and community risk factors can…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Skill Development, School Holding Power, Emotional Development
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Preventing School Failure, 2010
Positive behavior support has gained attention in recent years as an effective practice for reducing challenging behaviors in children and youth with a variety of disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The goal of positive behavioral interventions for students with ASD is to prevent and reduce the occurrence of interfering…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bellini, Scott; McConnell, Luke L. – Preventing School Failure, 2010
Video-self modeling (VSM) is an effective but underused instructional strategy for youth on the autism spectrum. The authors present VSM in the context of strength-based educational programming for youth on the autism spectrum. The authors summarize research studies investigating VSM with youth on the autism spectrum in school settings and discuss…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods
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Sperry, Laurie; Neitzel, Jennifer; Engelhardt-Wells, Katie – Preventing School Failure, 2010
Peer-mediated instruction and intervention is based on principles of behaviorism and social learning theory. In this intervention approach, developing peers are typically taught ways to interact with and help children and youth with autism spectrum disorders acquire new social skills by increasing social opportunities in natural environments. The…
Descriptors: Socialization, Intervention, Autism, Teaching Methods
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Boyd, Brian A.; Shaw, Evelyn – Preventing School Failure, 2010
The number of children with autism served in early intervention or the public school system appears to be growing at an alarming rate. This article provides a basis for understanding this dramatic increase. In addition, the authors present a brief overview of the characteristics of autism, research on early behavioral indicators of infants and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Special Needs Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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O'Shea, Doris J.; McQuiston, Kathleen; McCollin, Michelle – Preventing School Failure, 2009
Many secondary-level students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds need to nurture their ongoing literacy growth to become independent, tenacious readers. Middle and high school teachers' use of direct and explicit strategies that are focused on culturally and linguistically responsive practices (e.g., use of relevant texts…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Interpersonal Competence, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Nelson, Julie A. Peterson; Young, Benjamin J.; Young, Ellie L.; Cox, Gregory – Preventing School Failure, 2009
Teachers in 1 middle school learned about the positive effects of writing praise notes to students, which is 1 component of a positive behavior support. The authors intended for this procedure to promote a positive school environment and reinforce the appropriate use of social skills. Also, the authors instructed the teachers to use a direct…
Descriptors: Correlation, Positive Reinforcement, Middle School Teachers, Educational Environment
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Schoenfeld, Naomi A.; Rutherford, Robert B.; Gable, Robert A.; Rock, Marcia L. – Preventing School Failure, 2008
Student success in school depends, in part, on adequate social-interpersonal skills. Yet, in a time when all students are expected to reach specified academic goals, school personnel are hard-pressed to find ways to address the social-interpersonal behavior needs of their students. In this article, the authors discuss practical ways for teachers…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Instruction, Classroom Techniques, School Personnel
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