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Lambert, Matthew C.; Garcia, Allen G.; January, Stacy-Ann A.; Epstein, Michael H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
There have been significant changes in the racial/ethnic and linguistic background of students attending public schools in the United States. The number of public-school students who are English language learners (ELLs) participating in programs of language assistance has more than doubled over the past two decades. In 1993-1994, 5.1% of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Screening Tests
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Murphy, Ashley N.; Radley, Keith C.; Helbig, Kate A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The current study evaluated use of the Superheroes Social Skills program as a means of increasing social skill accuracy in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included four Caucasian male students that were eligible for special education services within the autism category. Social skills training was presented twice weekly for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Reinbergs, Erik J.; Fefer, Sarah A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of children are confronted with traumatic experiences each year in the United States. As trauma-informed care begins to take hold in schools, school mental health providers (e.g., school psychologists, counselors, and social workers) desire concrete service-delivery options for students affected by trauma. This article…
Descriptors: Trauma, Mental Health Programs, School Psychologists, School Counselors
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Grasley-Boy, Nicolette M.; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Effective classroom instruction is contingent upon successful classroom management. Unfortunately, not all teachers successfully manage classroom behavior and need in-service professional development. In this study, we replicated a targeted professional development approach that included a brief one-on-one training session and emailed visual…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Behavior, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Fallon, Lindsay M.; Cathcart, Sadie C.; DeFouw, Emily R.; O'Keeffe, Breda V.; Sugai, George – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Disproportionality in disciplinary actions for certain racial groups has been well documented for several decades. In an effort to support all students, specifically those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, many have called for adopting a multitiered system of support framework that is considerate of student culture and school context.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Teachers
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Dart, Evan H.; Radley, Keith C.; Mason, Benjamin A.; Allen, Justin P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Students with developmental disabilities have been found to exhibit higher rates of problem behavior in the classroom than their typically developing peers. Effectively addressing these students' behavior concerns requires the identification of interventions that can be implemented in an educational setting. Furthermore, matching intervention…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Developmental Disabilities, Intervention
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Bulla, Andrew J.; Frieder, Jessica E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Teachers are responsible for providing an education to students of all ability levels. Recent data suggest that roughly 95% of students with a disability are receiving some form of education in their general education setting. Individuals with disabilities tend to engage in higher levels of disruptive behaviors (e.g., talking out in class,…
Descriptors: Self Management, Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; McCleary, Daniel F.; Ratliff, Stephen R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study analyzed articles published in four school psychology journals ("Journal of School Psychology," "Psychology in the Schools," "School Psychology Quarterly," and "School Psychology Review") between the years 2009 and 2015. Articles were classified based on whether they were narrative or empirical,…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Periodicals, Evidence Based Practice, Journal Articles
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Sulkowski, Michael L.; Simmons, Jessica – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined whether teacher-student relationships protect against peer victimization and its negative psychosocial effects (i.e., depression, anxiety, and stress). Additionally, the influence of teacher-student relationships, peer relationships, and students' perceptions of school order and discipline was investigated as these variables…
Descriptors: Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Victims
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Chen, Xinjie; Cheung, Hoi Yan; Fan, Xitao; Wu, Joseph – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined variables in three domains (personal, parent support, and peer support) for their relationships with the resilience of academically gifted students in the Chinese cultural and educational environment. The participants were 484 academically gifted students in two highly competitive secondary schools (so-called "key"…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Academically Gifted
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Begeny, John C.; Levy, Rebecca A.; Hida, Rahma; Norwalk, Kate – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Past studies have examined the contents of journal articles in school psychology, and more recently there has been increased interest in examining the frequency and characteristics of experimental studies appearing in school psychology journals. However, no prior studies have examined the international representation of experimental and…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews, Periodicals
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Hanchon, Timothy A.; Allen, Ryan A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
For over 40 years, the special education category "Emotional Disturbance" (ED) has elicited considerable confusion and controversy for educators. Perhaps most notably, the federal ED definition has been assailed for its inclusion of vague, construct-laden terminology, coupled with a general lack of clarity or guidance. In this article,…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education, Disabilities
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Golay, Philippe; McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Bayesian structural equation modeling (BSEM) was used to investigate the latent structure of the Differential Ability Scales-Second Edition core battery using the standardization sample normative data for ages 7-17. Results revealed plausibility of a three-factor model, consistent with publisher theory, expressed as either a higher-order (HO) or a…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Bayesian Statistics, Factor Analysis, Aptitude Tests
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Solomon, Benjamin G.; Poncy, Brian C.; Caravello, Devin J.; Schweiger, Emily M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to determine whether single-case intervention studies targeting reading fluency, ranked by traditional outcome metrics (i.e., effect sizes derived from phase differences), were discrepant with rankings based on instructional efficiency, including growth per session and minutes of instruction. Converging with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Effect Size, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gresham, Frank M.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Metallo, Sarah; Byrd, Shelby; Wilson, Elizabeth; Cassidy, Kaitlan – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examines the agreement across informant pairs of teachers, parents, and students regarding the students' social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies. Two student subsamples representative of the social skills improvement system (SSIS) SEL edition rating forms national standardization sample were examined: first, 168 students (3rd to…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Correlation
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