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Turse, Kimberly Ann; Albrecht, Susan Fread – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The change in allowing school districts to use the more prevalent discrepancy model or the new addition of response to intervention to determine whether a disability is present has sparked discussion among educators. As districts decide which method to use, it is important to base decisions on factual and researched information. The authors hope…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, School Districts, Models, Program Descriptions
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Menzies, Holly M.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne – Preventing School Failure, 2011
Some students exhibit behavioral issues as early as preschool and kindergarten. Conventional wisdom suggests waiting to see whether students outgrow these difficulties. However, there is extensive evidence that early detection and intervention is preferred to the wait-and-see approach because it is more likely to result in better academic and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Identification, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Prevention
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Harn, Beth A.; Chard, David J.; Kame'enui, Edward J. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
With education's ever-changing and increasing expectations, including response-to-intervention, schools are required to make significant changes in practice to meet the needs of all students. The effectiveness and efficiencies garnered in implementing prevention-oriented, schoolwide approaches to instructional delivery provide the necessary…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Expectation
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Smith, Joshua S.; Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Abell, Amy K. – Preventing School Failure, 2008
The full-purpose partnership (FPP) schoolwide model primarily focuses on prevention and early intervention. This model brings the tenets of service coordination directly into the school and focuses efforts to involve families from a strengths perspective before behavioral issues become significant. A preliminary evaluation has shown that this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavior Disorders, Models, Program Evaluation
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Smith, Albert J., Jr.; Stowitschek, Joseph J. – Preventing School Failure, 1998
Describes a school-based interprofessional case management model for children at risk for school failure that has been field tested in elementary and secondary schools. The model has three components: the case manager, the school-based interprofessional management team, and the comprehensive service network. The model has been used as a framework…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Tests
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Cheney, Doug; Muscott, Howard S. – Preventing School Failure, 1996
This article summarizes a process model designed to help schools include students with complex social, emotional, and behavioral needs in general classroom settings. Challenges to inclusion of these students are identified, and the seven-step model is explained and illustrated through examples of systems change projects throughout New Hampshire.…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Korinek, Lori; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1994
Guidelines are offered for implementing collaborative models to meet the needs of students with special needs, including clarifying the need for collaboration, identifying the stakeholders of change, identifying the purpose and format of respective structures, setting targets for collaborative change, designing an implementation process, and…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Cooperation, Delivery Systems