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Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M.; Maki, Kathrin E.; Adams, Sarah R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Repeated reading (RR) is a common fluency intervention, but recent studies comparing RR to continuous reading (CR; i.e., wide reading) found no significant differences in effects. This prompts the question of whether the mechanism that improves skills is repeatedly reading portions of connected text, or simply reading connected text. The current…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Repetition, Reading Fluency, Intervention
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Völlinger, Vanessa A.; Supanc, Marina; Brunstein, Joachim C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The present study sought to evaluate the effects of a reading strategy instructional program on the reading competence of third-grade students. Students were instructed in fluent and strategic reading by trained research assistants in whole class settings and subsequently worked on expository text material together with peers. Their reading…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Reading Strategies, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Poncy, Brian C.; Skinner, Christopher H.; McCallum, Elizabeth – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
An adapted alternating treatments design was used to compare the effects of class-wide applications of Taped Problems (TP) and Cover, Copy, and Compare (CCC) procedures designed to enhance subtraction fact fluency in an intact third-grade classroom. During the TP procedure, a tape provided an auditory prompt (i.e., the problem), followed by a…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Mathematics, Subtraction, Intervention
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Kirk, Emily R.; Becker, Jennifer A.; Skinner, Christopher H., Fearrington, Jamie Yarbr; McCane-Bowling, Sara J.; Amburn, Christie; Luna, Elisa; Greear, Corinne – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Teacher referrals for consultation resulted in two independent teams collecting evidence that allowed for a treatment component evaluation of color wheel (CW) procedures and/or interdependent group-oriented reward (IGOR) procedures on inappropriate vocalizations in one third- and one first-grade classroom. Both studies involved the application of…
Descriptors: Self Control, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Contingency Management
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Poncy, Brian C.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Axtell, Philip K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
A multiple-probe-across-problem-sets (tasks) design was used to evaluate the effects of the Detect, Practice, and Repair (DPR) on multiplication-fact fluency development in seven third-grade students nominated by their teacher as needing remediation. DPR is a multicomponent intervention and begins with a group-administered, metronome-paced…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Multiplication, Remedial Instruction, Grade 3
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Richards, Laura C.; Heathfield, Lora Tuesday; Jenson, William R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Evidence-based classwide interventions have the potential to help a large number of students by preventing problem behaviors before they become a significant problem in the classroom. Results of a study examining the effectiveness of a classwide peer-modeling intervention package to improve students' on-task behavior in the classroom are…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Rewards, Classrooms
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Weist, Mark D.; Stiegler, Kerri; Stephan, Sharon; Cox, Jennifer; Vaughan, Courtney – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
This article provides background on school mental health (SMH) programs in Baltimore and efforts to integrate evidence-based preventive interventions into the schools served by these programs. We describe the triangular model of SMH promotion, building at the base from environment and relationship enhancement, followed by universal and selective…
Descriptors: Prevention, Mental Health, Administrators, School Health Services
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DeRosier, Melissa E.; Mercer, Sterett H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
This study examined perceived behavioral atypicality as a predictor of children's school-based adjustment. First, a descriptive pilot study was conducted to examine children's reasons for nominating peers as behaviorally atypical. Then, atypicality was investigated in relation to school-based adjustment in a two-wave panel design. Social problems,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Academic Achievement, Peer Relationship, Risk
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Perdue, Neil H.; Manzeske, David P.; Estell, David B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
School engagement is an important theoretical and practical cornerstone to the promotion of school completion. The current study explores the influences of childhood peer relationships in the third grade predicting school engagement at Grade 5. Participants are among the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child…
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Health, Peer Relationship, Friendship
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Mautone, Jennifer A.; DuPaul, George J.; Jitendra, Asha K.; Tresco, Katy E.; Junod, Rosemary Vile; Volpe, Robert J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
This study examined the relationship between treatment integrity and acceptability for reading interventions across two consultation models, intensive data-based academic intervention (IDAI) and traditional data-based academic intervention (TDAI). Participants included 83 first- through fourth-grade students who met research criteria for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Special Needs Students, Integrity
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Twemlow, Stuart W.; Biggs, Bridget K.; Nelson, Timothy D.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Fonagy, Peter; Twemlow, Stephen W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study evaluated the Gentle Warrior Program, a traditional martial arts-based intervention to reduce aggression in children, as it was implemented in three elementary schools. The sample consisted of 254 children in grades 3, 4, and 5 who participated in the Gentle Warrior Program as part of a larger school violence intervention. Results…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Schools, Violence, Bullying
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Taub, Gordon E.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Keith, Timothy Z. – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
This study examined the effect of improvements in timing/rhythmicity on students' reading achievement. 86 participants completed pre- and post-test measures of reading achievement (i.e., Woodcock-Johnson III, Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Test of Word Reading Efficiency, and Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency). Students in the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experimental Groups, Cognitive Ability, Scores
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Begeny, John C.; Silber, Jennifer M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Reading fluency has been described as one of the essential ingredients for ensuring that students become successful readers. Unfortunately, a large number of elementary-aged students in this country do not fluently read age-appropriate material. Because of this, small-group interventions are practical and more time efficient than individualized…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Teaching Methods, Reading Improvement, Intervention
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Gansle, Kristin A.; Noell, George H.; Vanderheyden, Amanda M.; Slider, Natalie J.; Hoffpauir, Leila D.; Whitmarsh, Ernest L.; Naquin, Gale M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Curriculum-based measures have been validated for use in evaluating reading, mathematics, and writing skills (Marston, 1989). Despite its common use by school psychologists (Wilson & Reschly, 1996), the relationship between the Woodcock Johnson-Revised and curriculum-based measures of writing has not been evaluated. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Writing Skills, Sentences