A multiple baseline across-participants AB design was used to assess results. Overall results indicate DBR, as part of a home-school intervention package, to be an effective method for decreasing classroom problems behaviors in a preschool setting. Through visual analyses and effect size calculation, a positive effect of the DBR intervention is clearly defined (e.g., percent of non-overlapping data ranges from 85%--100%) across all four participants. In addition, high usability ratings and high integrity of implementation were found. This investigation offers empirical support for the downward extension of a behavior intervention previously shown to be effective for older students. It also demonstrates the effectiveness of incorporating home-school collaboration, data-driven methods, positive recognition for appropriate behavior, and simple behavior expectations, into the management of problem behavior in the preschool classroom.SWIS consistently shows disruptive behavior among the top reasons for discipline referrals ranked by states for grades ... It has been estimated that anywhere from 10% to 25% of preschool children exhibit behavior problems ( Campbell, 1995;anbsp;...
|Title||:||An Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Home-school Intervention Involving Direct Behavior Ratings to Decrease Disruptive Behavior in Preschoolers|
|Author||:||Teresa J. LeBel|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|