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Teacher Treatment Integrity In School Based Interventions, Gregory A. Simpson May 2009

Teacher Treatment Integrity In School Based Interventions, Gregory A. Simpson

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Identifying effective treatments to address undesirable behaviors is one major

goal of research in changing human behavior. Researchers want to demonstrate that it is

indeed the treatment that is effecting a change in the target behavior and not some

extraneous influence. When researchers examine the effectiveness of an intervention the

treatment is implemented with the attempt to decrease the influence of other factors that

may explain behavior change that occurs in hopes to see the desired effect of the

independent variable (treatment) on the dependent variable (behavior). For this type of

research, it is important to keep all variables except ...


Review Of Social Competency Training For Pre-School And Elementary School Age Students At Risk For Developing Or Classified With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Cristine C. Sosa May 2004

Review Of Social Competency Training For Pre-School And Elementary School Age Students At Risk For Developing Or Classified With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Cristine C. Sosa

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Social competency training is a common intervention for students at risk for developing

or classified with emotional/behavioral disorders. However, a review of research indicated that it

is only mildly effective in producing significant outcomes for these students. A number of

factors have been identified as possibly impacting the success of social competency training,

including: the intervention setting, the timing of intervention, characteristics of participants,

characteristics of interventions and the outcome measurements ~d. A review of literature was

conducted to evaluate these factors. Findings of the review indicate that there are not significant

differences between interventions conducted in regular education ...


Brain Injury In Children: Assessment And School-Based Interventions, Deanne Smith May 2002

Brain Injury In Children: Assessment And School-Based Interventions, Deanne Smith

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A traumatic brain injury is an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical

force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment that adversely

affects a child's educational performance. It is considered the leading cause of mortality and

disability among children with estimates of over one million occurrences each year. The 1990

revision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act included Traumatic Brain Injury as a

special education diagnostic category. Although this allowed students greater access to

appropriate services, it pointed out the need for additional knowledge and training for educators

working with this ...


Scale Economies In Public Education: Evidence From School Level Data, Ryan C. Bosworth May 2001

Scale Economies In Public Education: Evidence From School Level Data, Ryan C. Bosworth

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The structure of school finance regimes in the United States has been a subject of much political and legal debate over the past three decades. Court rulings have required many states to restructure school financing methods in order to pursue some concept of equality. Achieving equality of spending is, of course, a simple matter. Developing a funding mechanism that provides for equality of educational opportunity. however, is difficult since such a system, by definition, must allow for cost differences across schools and districts.