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Green, Ambra L.; Maynard, Deanna K.; Stegenga, Sondra M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The use of exclusionary discipline practices in schools has been well documented since the 1970s with the passing of the Safe Schools Act and implementation of zero-tolerance policies. Despite research indicating the ineffectiveness of exclusionary practices, students continue to receive suspensions and expulsions at alarming rates. Additional…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion, Misconceptions
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Pufpaff, Lisa A.; Yssel, Nina – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
For special education preservice teachers to be prepared to assist students with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential in literacy, an innovative, co-taught literacy unit was implemented within existing methods courses. The intensive, 6-week unit was created to prepare all candidates in both mild interventions and severe interventions…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Special Education Teachers, Emergent Literacy
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Landreth, Garry L.; Ray, Dee C.; Bratton, Sue C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Because the child's world is a world of action and activity, play therapy provides the psychologist in elementary-school settings with an opportunity to enter the child's world. In the play therapy relationship, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Therefore, children play out their problems, experiences, concerns, and…
Descriptors: Play, School Psychologists, Effect Size, Therapy
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Tysinger, P. Dawn; Tysinger, Jeffrey A.; Diamanduros, Terry – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The study investigated the consultation approaches of collaborative-directive and collaborative-nondirective and the influence of teacher expectations for consultation on their ratings of consultation success. Teachers viewed videotaped consultation sessions of a collaborative-directive or collaborative-nondirective consultation session that…
Descriptors: Consultants, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Consultation Programs
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Ray, Dee C.; Henson, Robin K.; Schottelkorb, April A.; Brown, April Garofano; Muro, Joel – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
The purpose of the present study was to explore the effect of both short- and long term Child-Centered Play Therapy on teacher-student relationship stress. Teachers identified 58 students exhibiting emotional and behavioral difficulties who were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups. Students in the short-term intensive play therapy…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teacher Characteristics, Statistical Significance, Effect Size
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Axtell, Philip K.; McCallum, R. Steve; Bell, Sherry Mee; Poncy, Brian – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
To investigate the influence of an innovative math fluency intervention, 36 middle-school students were randomly assigned to either an experimental (the Detect, Practice, Repair [DPR]) or control condition (reading intervention). After covarying pretest scores, the DPR treatment produced a significantly higher (p = 0.016) adjusted mean (M) math…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Psychologists, School Psychologists
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Cunningham, Melissa M.; Wodrich, David L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Ninety elementary-school teachers read information about a hypothetical student experiencing school-related problems due to Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), generated classroom accommodations to assist the student, and rated their confidence in these accommodations. Each teacher was provided one of three levels of information about T1DM: (a) "no…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Chronic Illness, Diabetes, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Taylor, Vincent L.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1984
Offers three guidelines to aid teachers in selecting effective contingency management programs, based on degree of positiveness, effectiveness, and costs to teachers and parents. Describes how to use a simple home-based program, which resulted in successful reduction of mild classroom disruptive behavior. (JAC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Contingency Management, Elementary School Students