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Scott, Terrance M.; Alter, Peter J. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
This article is a review of functional behavior assessment studies in general education setting for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The studies were assessed in accordance with published standards for evidence-based practices. Overall, few studies met criteria for inclusion in this review and even fewer studies included all three…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Mainstreaming, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Bouck, Emily C.; Cosby, Missy D. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Response to intervention (RtI) is increasingly being used in elementary and secondary schools both to provide early intervention and support to struggling students and to identify students who may benefit from special education. Although research exists to guide and support the implementation of RtI in elementary schools, much less information…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Harrison, Judith R.; State, Talida M.; Wills, Howard P.; Custer, Beth A.; Miller, Elaine – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Transition planning is a mandated component of individualized education plans (IEPs) designed to ensure successful transition to adult life for students with disabilities. Students with social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs experience poor post-school outcomes, suggesting a need for more effective transition planning. This study evaluated…
Descriptors: Individualized Transition Plans, High School Students, Individualized Education Programs, Parents
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Fallon, Lindsay M.; Feinberg, Adam B. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The research base for Check-in, Check-out (CICO), a targeted behavioral intervention within a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports framework, is growing. However, little has been written about its application in therapeutic alternative programs. To extend the literature base, the current article describes a study conducted…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, High Schools, Nontraditional Education
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Maillet, Andre L. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Alternative schools can provide all students, especially those with challenging behaviors, low motivation, poor attendance, failing grades, or those afraid to even walk into the school building, with an engaging and enriching educational experience. Through designing, leading, and serving students as an administrator of an alternative middle…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Practices, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Garbacz, S. Andrew; Watkins, Natasha D.; Diaz, Yamalis; Barnabas, Ernesto R., Jr.; Schwartz, Billie; Eiraldi, Ricardo – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) can be used by school behavioral health programs within the Interactive Systems Framework (ISF) as a tool for developing and supporting intervention plans that integrate mental health evidence-based practices (EBPs). External behavioral health consultants…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Evidence Based Practice, Behavior Modification, Consultation Programs
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Sheehey, Patricia H.; Wells, Jenny C.; Rowe, Mary – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Students with cerebral palsy (CP) without severe intellectual impairments often experience difficulties in mathematics performance. Given the high prevalence of learning difficulties in students with CP, few studies have examined interventions to improve the math competency of these students (Jenks et al., 2009). A single-subject reversal design…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cerebral Palsy, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction
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Edwards, Nicole Megan – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Researchers acknowledge the utility of external consultants in helping teachers address problem behavior. To build teachers' capacity, the author explored emerging roadblocks during a consultation process. This investigation involved consultation and training on multitiered positive behavior supports for early childhood co-teaching dyads who…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Zipoli, Richard P., Jr.; Merritt, Donna D. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Many students with a history of speech or language impairment have an elevated risk of reading difficulty. Specific subgroups of these students remain at risk of reading problems even after clinical manifestations of a speech or language disorder have diminished. These students may require reading intervention within a general education system of…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students
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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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Blitz, Lisa V.; Mulcahy, Candace A. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Data collected from teachers in a racially diverse, high-poverty high school were used to inform the initial steps in developing a school-university partnership to create a culturally responsive trauma-informed community school. The project utilized community-based participatory research to explore sensitive areas of school system functioning.…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, College School Cooperation
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Flower, Andrea; McKenna, John William; Haring, Christa D. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Research suggests that many teachers are underprepared for the behaviors that their students may bring to the classroom, resulting in challenges to teaching and learning. The purpose of this study was to examine the behavior management content included in preservice teacher preparation programs for general education and special education teachers.…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Sullivan-Walker, Melissa E.; Rock, Marcia L.; Popp, Patricia A. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Homelessness is a complex and multifaceted condition that affects 2.5 million, or one in every 30, children annually. Based on these numbers, it is likely that at least one student has experienced or is experiencing homelessness in most public school classrooms. Sixteen percent of students experiencing homelessness also received services under…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disabilities, Special Education, Teamwork
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Turner, Jill; Rafferty, Lisa A.; Sullivan, Ray; Blake, Amy – Preventing School Failure, 2017
In this action research case study, the researchers used a multiple baseline across two student pairs design to investigate the effects of the error self-correction method on the spelling accuracy behaviors for four fifth-grade students who were identified as being at risk for learning disabilities. The dependent variable was the participants'…
Descriptors: Action Research, Spelling, Grade 5, At Risk Students
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Snyder, Elizabeth; Witmer, Sara E.; Schmitt, Heather – Preventing School Failure, 2017
The growing English language learner (ELL) population in the United States warrants an examination of reading intervention effectiveness with this population. The reading achievement of ELLs is of particular concern due to the importance of reading skills and the innate language barriers that exist for ELLs. This article reviews existing…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Literature Reviews, Reading Achievement
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