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Helf, Shawnna; Cooke, Nancy L. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
The existence of elementary reading specialists in schools has increased, and their role in improving schoolwide efforts for prevention and intervention of reading risk has received increased emphasis. The purpose of this article is to describe the components of a multitier schoolwide reading model in the early grades in which the reading…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, Specialists, Models, Reading Strategies
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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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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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Albrecht, Susan Fread – Preventing School Failure, 2008
The time-away intervention model targets students in conflict with teachers or other students. The model features a 3-step intervention process: (a) time out, (b) redirection, and (c) conflict resolution. Schools that implement time away have documented an effective skill-building strategy for preventing the need for tertiary-level restrictive…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Conflict, Disabilities
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Darch, Craig; Miao, Yu; Shippen, Peggy – Preventing School Failure, 2004
The authors present a practical model for including parents of children with learning and behavior problems in the schools. First, characteristics of families with children with learning and behavior problems are discussed. Next, 4 features of an effective program to involve parents are presented. These features are: (a) proactive design, (b)…
Descriptors: Models, Parent Participation, Children, Learning Problems
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Douville, Patricia; Algozzine, Bob – Preventing School Failure, 2004
Contemporary trends in education reflect a shift from traditional teacher-centered approaches to more student-centered approaches to learning. Empowering students in their own learning is facilitated by teaching them effective meaning-making strategies that support active participation in their own learning. Making this happen requires using…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Trends, Educational Strategies, Writing Processes