Early Intervention Using Function-Based Planning For Children At-Risk for Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
AuthorNahgahgwon, Kari Noelle
Keywordsfunctional behavioral assessment
at-risk young children
emotional or behavioral disorders
Committee ChairUmbreit, John
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to contribute to the literature by examining a systematic set of methods to assess and treat the problem behavior of young at-risk children. This study examined the use of the Decision Model (Umbreit, Ferro, Liaupsin, & Lane, 2007) with two kindergarten students and one first grade student who were exhibiting chronic behavior problems despite implementation of interventions through their school's existing support system. The study was conducted across three phases including: Phase I (Descriptive Functional Assessment), Phase II (Intervention Development/Testing) and Phase III (Intervention Implementation). Interventions in Phase III, were systematically introduced to each student using a Multiple Baseline Design. The Decision Model was used to develop interventions that resulted in reductions in each child's disruptive behavior and increases in on-task academic behavior. Social validity was examined using the TARF-R and resulted in high acceptability ratings from each teacher responsible for implementing the intervention for each student. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
Degree ProgramSchool Psychology