Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this practical guide comprehensively shows how to harness the potential of direct behavior rating (DBR) as a tool for assessment, intervention, and communication in schools.
Author: Amy M. Briesch
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this practical guide comprehensively shows how to harness the potential of direct behavior rating (DBR) as a tool for assessment, intervention, and communication in schools. DBR can be used rapidly and efficiently in PreK-12 classrooms to support positive behavior and promote self-management. The authors and contributors provide concrete examples of ways to implement DBR strategies within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). The evidence base supporting each strategy is reviewed. More than 30 reproducible checklists and forms include step-by-step implementation blueprints, daily report cards, and more. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Provides a framework for determining the types of behavioral data that are needed in a given situation; describes how to select appropriate measures, interpret, and organize the results; and offers case examples demonstrating how different ...
Author: Sandra Chafouleas
Publisher: Guilford Press
Provides a framework for determining the types of behavioral data that are needed in a given situation; describes how to select appropriate measures, interpret, and organize the results; and offers case examples demonstrating how different assessment strategies can be used to support positive behavior and monitor progress.
Studies have shown that mental health issues in students often impact their educational performance.
Author: Richard Joon Sung Kong
Category: Counseling in middle school education
Studies have shown that mental health issues in students often impact their educational performance. Internalizing problems, such as behaviors related to depression and anxiety, are less likely to be referred for school support. However, only 12-13% of schools screen for mental health risks, and current screening tools for mental health may be burdensome to school districts due to costs and lengthy administration times. The present study evaluated the criterion-related validity and screening accuracy of data derived from Direct Behavior Rating Single Item Scales (DBR-SIS) to evaluate its use as an efficient screener for depression and anxiety in schools. The study included 6 middle school teachers who completed DBR-SIS, and 114 seventh and eighth grade students who completed self-report rating scales for depression and anxiety. Results showed adequate coefficients in support of criterion validity of DBR-SIS. Additionally, results included preliminary support for the use of DBR-SIS in screening for depression and anxiety.
Direct Behavior Rating (DBR) has emerged as a useful assessment method to identify behavioral risk and monitor behavioral progress.
Author: Nicholas J Crovello
Category: Electronic dissertations
Direct Behavior Rating (DBR) has emerged as a useful assessment method to identify behavioral risk and monitor behavioral progress. The development of an online training module has provided an option for low cost training accessible to a wide variety of users at their convenience. Although evaluation of the DBR online training module has demonstrated improved rater accuracy following completion, reliability of obtained scores has not been fully explored. An improvement in reliability of scores is desired to allow for flexible use across raters and increased efficiency in decision-making. In this study, four teachers simultaneously rated the activity engagement and disruptive behavior of six children during their ice skating activity at a summer day camp. Ratings were analyzed within a generalizability theory (GT) framework. Results suggest that completion of the online training module may result in some improvement in the reliability of data generated from DBR-SIS.
Strengths of systematic direct observation include recording the behavior at the
exact time that it occurs in the actual context. ... Direct Behavior Rating Like
systematic direct observation methods, direct behavior ratings allow for the
Author: Keith C. Radley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Tasked chiefly with providing effective instruction, classroom teachers must also manage student behavior. Prevalence of student problem behavior is a strong indicator of failing schools, and has been linked to reduced academic achievement, truancy, bullying, and loss of teacher time. As such demand is on the rise for intervention programs that may effectively reduce levels of problem behavior in schools. Handbook of Behavioral Interventions in Schools is a comprehensive collection of evidence-based strategies for addressing student behavior in the classroom and other school settings. Experts in the fields of special education and school psychology provide practical guidance on over twenty behavior interventions that can be used to promote appropriate student behavior. Framed within a multi-tiered system of support, a framework representing one of the predominant service delivery models in schools, interventions are categorized as Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III, and chapters provide insight into how students might be placed in and moved through respective levels of service intensity. Each chapter details a specific intervention strategy, and includes reproducible materials to facilitate use of the intervention, case studies, and further reading for school-based practitioners. Introductory chapters on behavior analysis, multi-tiered systems of support, and law and ethics place the practical guides in a context that is relevant for school-based practice. Walking readers through the entire process of assessment of problem behaviors to intervention and progress monitoring, Handbook of Behavioral Interventions in Schools is an invaluable resource for special education teachers, school psychologists, and trainees in these fields.
Given increased focus on accountability, there is no question that the assessment tools used to gather information about student behavior need to be technically sound.
Author: Amy Marie Briesch
Category: Electronic dissertations
Given increased focus on accountability, there is no question that the assessment tools used to gather information about student behavior need to be technically sound. However, although much attention has been paid in the literature to assessing the psychometric properties of academic assessment instruments (e.g., achievement tests, CBM), examination of behavioral assessment methods is still in its relative infancy. Systematic direct observation (SDO) has generally been regarded as the "gold standard" in behavioral assessment; however, it has been suggested that use of Direct Behavior Rating (DBR) may be a more feasible way to collect adequate amounts of formative data. A need has therefore emerged to conduct an informed weighing of the psychometric benefits and practical utility of these existing methods in order to better inform decisions regarding method usage. Generalizability theory (GT) was therefore used in the current study to determine and compare the number of DBR and SDO recordings needed in order to obtain a dependable estimate of student behavior. Participants included 2 teachers and 12 students within the same kindergarten classroom in the Northeastern United States. Individual student engagement levels were simultaneously rated by 2 teachers using DBR and 2 external observers using SDO. GT was then used to estimate the proportion of rating variance attributable to the facets of person, rater, day, and rating occasion, as well as any relevant interactions. Although both methods were found to be equally sensitive to intra-individual differences in academic engagement, differences were noted with regard to the influences of both rater and time on SDO and DBR data. Analyses conducted using SDO data revealed that a minimal percentage of rating variability was attributable to differences between raters, whereas a substantial proportion of rating variance was explained by changes in student behavior over time. In contrast, a large proportion of the variance in DBR recordings was attributable to rater-related effects, suggesting the need for training if DBR data are to be examined across raters. Both limitations of the current study, as well as recommendations for research and practice, are discussed.
Generalizability and dependability of direct behavior ratings to assess social
behavior of preschoolers. School ... Evaluating sensitivity to behavioral change
across consultation cases using direct behavior rating single-item scales (DBR-
Author: Robert J. Volpe
Publisher: Guilford Press
This book presents everything needed to design and implement daily behavior report cards (DRCs), a flexible and dynamic system for promoting positive student behaviors and overcoming barriers to learning. DRCs offer a way to reward K-12 students for achieving clearly defined goals while building school-home collaboration. Teachers can implement the authors' evidence-based approach in just minutes a day, and it is fully compatible with multi-tiered systems of support. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes helpful reproducible forms. Purchasers get access to a companion Web page featuring printable copies of the reproducible materials plus additional useful tools for charting student progress. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.
Author: Sandra M. ChafouleasPublish On: 2021-01-08
"Revised and expanded with the latest tools and strategies, this concise book offers guidance for effectively conducting social, emotional, and behavioral assessments in today's K-12 schools.
Author: Sandra M. Chafouleas
Publisher: Guilford Publications
"Revised and expanded with the latest tools and strategies, this concise book offers guidance for effectively conducting social, emotional, and behavioral assessments in today's K-12 schools. The expert authors present foundational knowledge on assessment and data-based decision making at all levels--whole schools, small groups, or individual students--within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Chapters describe when, why, and how to use extant data, systematic direct observation, direct behavior rating, and rating scales. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes reproducible forms and templates. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. Subject areas/Key words: school psychology, behavior assessment for educators, multi-tiered systems of support, MTSS, assessing problem behavior, disruptive, universal screening, systematic direct observation, direct behavior ratings, progress monitoring, rating scales, instruments, classrooms, students, children, adolescents, PBIS Audience: School psychologists, classroom teachers, special educators, behavioral specialists, school counselors, and school social workers working with students ages 5-17 (grades K-12)"--
The impact of observation duration on the accuracy of data obtained from direct behavior rating (DBR). Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 13(2), 119–128
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Author: Terry L. Shepherd
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Addressing the increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in today’s schools, Behavior and Classroom Management in the Multicultural Classroom, by Terry L. Shepherd and Diana Linn, provides general and special education teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to make the proactive, active, and reactive interventions necessary to create a positive classroom environment in which all students can learn. Going beyond the traditional rules and hierarchy of consequences and reinforcements, the book demonstrates how to incorporate basic classroom management plans, functional behavioral analysis, functional behavioral assessments, and behavioral intervention plans into the development and implementation of response-to-intervention and school-wide positive behavior support programs. In every chapter, the authors use real world examples and case studies to explore how language and culture affect students’ responses to behavior and classroom management. Unique chapters cover social skills training and collaborating with families of diverse students.
The second and most frequently used method is a behavior rating scale. ... To
increase the reliability of the diagnostic information from parent and teacher rating scales, direct behavioral observations are sometimes used. However,
Author: Charles Hulme
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This important new text is a comprehensive survey of currentthinking and research on a wide range of developmental disorders. Highlights key research on normal and typical development Includes clinical case studies and diagrams to illustrate keyconcepts A reader-friendly writing style
Clinician survey data and reviews of the literature indicate that unstructured
interviewing is the most commonly used ... of child behavior in relation to
variation in interview Interview with client Direct behavioral observation Behavior rating ...
Author: Michel Hersen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
The Handbook of Clinical Interviewing with Children is one of three interrelated handbooks on the topic of interviewing for specific populations. It presents a combination of theory and practice plus concern with diagnostic entities for readers who work, or one day will work, with children (and their parents and teachers) in clinical settings. The volume begins with general issues (structured versus unstructured interview strategies, developmental issues when working with children, writing up the intake interview, etc.), moves to a section on major disorders with special relevance for child populations (conduct disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, etc.), and concludes with a section addressing special populations.
63 – 79 Generalizability and Dependability of Direct Behavior Ratings to Assess
Social Behavior of Preschoolers Sandra M . Chafouleas University of Connecticut
Theodore J . Christ University of Minnesota T . Chris Riley - Tillman East ...
As an assessment methodology , behavior rating scales are less direct than
either direct behavioral observation or structured behavioral interviewing (
McMahon , 1984 ) , in that they measure perceptions of specified behaviors
rather than ...
Author: Kenneth W. Merrell
Publisher: Clinical Psychology Publishing Company
The Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales (PKBS) is a behavioral rating instrument for use in evaluating social skills and problem behavior patterns of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children, aged three through six. It is a norm-referenced, standardized instrument developed specifically for use in assessing young children in a variety of settings and by a variety of behavioral informants. The PKBS includes two major scales: social skills and problem behavior. In addition to an overview of the test, this manual contains chapters related to administering, scoring, and interpreting and PKBS; the technical properties, including reliability and validity, of the instrument; linking the assessment process to behavioral interventions; and information on its development and standardization. (Contains 58 references.) (SLD)
... using self-report instruments is more important with internalizing problems than
with externalizing problems such as conduct disorders or ADHD, which are much
easier to evaluate through direct behavioral observation and behavioral rating ...
Author: Kenneth W. Merrell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this bestselling guide provides expert information and clear-cut strategies for assessing and treating internalizing problems in school settings. More than 40 specific psychoeducational and psychosocial intervention techniques are detailed, with a focus on approaches that are evidence based, broadly applicable, and easy to implement. Including 26 ready-to-use worksheets, in a large-size format with permission to photocopy, the second edition has been updated throughout to ensure its currency and clinical utility. Coverage of psychiatric medications has been extensively revised with the latest developments and findings. A new chapter addresses prevention-oriented social and emotional learning curricula for the classroom. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
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are less direct than behavioral observation or structured behavioral interviewing
because they measure perceptions of specified behaviors rather than providing a
Author: Michel Hersen
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
The three-volume Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings. Although the focus is on technical applications, entries also provide the historical context in which behavior therapists have worked, including research issues and strategies. Entries on assessment, ethical concerns, theoretical differences, and the unique contributions of key figures in the movement (including B. F. Skinner, Joseph Wolpe, Aaron T. Beck, and many others) are also included. No other reference source provides such comprehensive treatment of behavior modification—history, biography, theory, and application.
Items are usually rated on a continuum of frequency or severity, and the rater is
asked to compare the student to average or typical students of the same age for
normative comparisons. Behavior rating scales are less direct than behavioral ...
Author: Jeffrey P. Bakken
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Addresses the perspectives and issues related to behavior disorders and involves leaders in the behaviour disorders field. This book addresses such topics as: legal issues, assessment, placement prevention, culturally and linguistically diverse students, English Language learners, and more.
Author: Charles Auerbach PhDPublish On: 2014-06-04
In this chapter you will learn how to measure target behaviors and use Excel or
other software to record and edit client data. ... values, and SSD for R. There are
several types of measurements that you can use to accomplish this: direct behavioral observations, standardized scales, individualized rating scales, and
Author: Charles Auerbach PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Single-subject research designs have been used to build evidence to the effective treatment of problems across various disciplines including social work, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, allied health fields, juvenile justice, and special education. This book serves as a guide for those desiring to conduct single-subject data analysis. The aim of this text is to introduce readers to the various functions available in SSD for R, a new, free, and innovative software package written in R-the open-source statistical programming language, written by the book's authors, Charles Auerbach and Wendy Zeitlin. SSD for R has numerous graphing and charting functions to conduct robust visual analysis. Besides the ability to create simple line graphs, additional features are available to add mean, median and standard deviation lines across phases to help better visualize change over time. This book also contains numerous tests of statistical significance, such as t-tests, chi-squares and the conservative dual criteria. Auerbach and Zeitlin guide readers through the analytical process based on the characteristics of their data. Several examples and illustrations are provided throughout to help readers understand the wide range of functions available in SSD for R and their application to data analysis and interpretation. SSD for R is the only book of its kind to describe single-subject data analysis while providing free statistical software to do so. Additionally, the authors have an active website (http://ssdanalysis.com) with a growing number of instructional videos and a blog to build a community of researchers interested in single-subject designs.
Techniques such as questionnaires and behavior ratings yield relative scores
and generally give an overestimation of behavioral stability and an
underestimation of change. Detailed definition and direct observation of the
Author: Klaus F. Riegel
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
This two-volume work levels both criticism and challenge to traditional developmental psychology. For too long, developmental psychologists have been studying individuals as if they developed in a sociocultural vacuum. As psychologists began to study the individual's development more broadly, they considered the impact of a number of other factors in the physical and social environment: early education, sociocultural differences, mass communication, alternative living arrangements, and medical care--to name but a few. Volume I, Historical and Cultural Issues, examines the problems of behavioral development from historical, political, theoretical, and cultural points of view. A number of content areas already familiar to developmental psychologists are discussed: Piaget's theory, perceptual development, socialization, and language acquisition. In addition, topics relatively unfamiliar to American psychologists are included: the contribution of early European developmentalists such as William and Clara Stern, Alfred Binet, and Eduard Spranger; and an introduction to recent Soviet developmental theory. Volume II, Social and Environmental Issues, considers the effects of changes in social and environmental conditions upon individual development. The expanding impact of technology such as the communications media, the importance of nutrition, and the design of playgrounds and other spaces for growing children are among the changes examined, as are the impact of social organizations and interactions within small groups, focusing upon preschool education, interaction within the family, and personality development throughout the individual's life. Klaus F. Riegel (1925-1977) was a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His books include Psychology, mon amour: A countertext, Foundations of Dialectical Psychology, and Psychological Studies in Bilingual Performances and Cross-linguistic Differences. John A. Meacham is distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Buffalo. His current research interests include the influence of student diversity on teaching and learning and the science of teaching for and assessment of undergraduate teaching and learning. He has served as a consultant for the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Asheville Institute on General Education and initiated the concept of prospective memory.
Behavior rating skills have most commonly been applied to children . When
working with hyperactive children , direct behavioral rating procedures assume
particular importance since this is one of the primary ways of obtaining