Effective Practices in Early Intervention

September 2010 Resources updated, February 2013 A critical part of improving developmental and educational results for children with disabilities is using effective practices in early intervention, wherever services are being provided---an agency setting, the home, and across the child's natural environment.An impressive knowledge base of experience has been built on the delivery of early intervention services.  NICHCY is pleased to launch you into … [Read more...]

Special Factors in IEP Development

September 2010 Resources updated, March 2013  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP. Read IDEA's exact words.The discussion below will highlight the importance of these special factors in the education of children with disabilities and the need for individualized consideration of these factors in IEP development … [Read more...]

Manifestation Determination

September 2010 At specific times, and for certain violations of the student code of conduct, IDEA's discipline procedures require school systems to conduct what is known as a "manifestation determination review." The purpose of this review is to determine whether or not the child’s behavior that led to the disciplinary infraction is linked to his or her disability. Manifestation determinations were first introduced into IDEA with the 1997 … [Read more...]

Behavior Suite

Updated December 2009 About behavior in Spanish | Sobre la conducta en español NICHCY is pleased to connect you with sources of information for helping children who have behavior challenges. Because "behavior" is such a huge topic, we've divided the subject up into separate pages to make digesting it more manageable! The separate behavior pages are as follows: _________________________________ Behavior Expertise This page focuses upon … [Read more...]

Behavior Expertise

Revised, December 2009 Links updated, July 2013NICHCY is pleased to connect you with sources of information for helping children who have behavior challenges.  This page in our Behavior Suite focuses on where to access Behavior Expertise.Find who's who in the behavior field and where to go for more information, reading, links, and assistance. The list below isn't intended to be exhaustive of the behavior resources and expertise available to you---those … [Read more...]

Behavior at Home

Revised, December 2009 Links updated, January 2013  NICHCY is pleased to connect you with sources of information for helping your child with his or her behavior at home. Having a child with challenging behavior can affect the entire family, and family members often find the need for more information and guidance in this difficult area. The resources listed below are intended to connect families with resources and support.  The list isn't … [Read more...]

Behavior at School

November 2009 Links updated, May 2013 Behavior at school. What a gigantic topic, for families and schools alike. NICHCY is pleased to connect you with resources for helping children with disabilities with respect to behavior at school. School presents a unique challenge for children with behavior issues. Teachers need tools to use to help provide support and guidance.  Administrators need methods for creating a positive learning atmosphere … [Read more...]

Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Classroom Disruptive Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 45 describes the following:Title | Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Classroom Disruptive Behaviors: A Meta-AnalysisAuthor | Ghafoori, B., & Tracz, S.M.Source | ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 457 182 Year Published | 2001Abstract A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the success of cognitive-behavioral therapy in reducing disruptive behaviors exhibited by school-age children … [Read more...]

Impact of Modality on Skills Training for Youth with Externalizing Problems: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 50 describes the following: Title | Impact of Modality on Skills Training for Youth with Externalizing Problems: A Meta-Analysis Author | Ang, R.P., Woldbeck, T.F., & Hughes, J.N. Source | Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Albuquerque, NM, April 15-18, 1999) Year Published | 1999 Abstract A meta-analysis (37 published studies) that summarized treatment … [Read more...]

A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Research with Problem Behavior: Treatment Validity and Standards of Practice

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 60 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Research with Problem Behavior: Treatment Validity and Standards of Practice Authors | Scotti, J.R., Evans, I.M., Meyer, L.H., & Walker, P. Source | American Journal on Mental Retardation, 96(3), 233-56. Year Published | 1991 Abstract Used meta-analysis to evaluate standards of practice (SOP) and validity of treatment outcomes in studies … [Read more...]

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