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Restraint & Seclusion EBP

maaps schools and programs have collectively prioritized reducing the use of restraint and seclusion as a means for managing aggressive students.  In doing so, our agencies have needed to develop and implement alternative tools and strategies in order to maintain safety of all students in our schools and programs.  The evidenced-based practice committee has gathered…

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2011-34DUP What Works Socio-Emotional

1 Publication #2011- 34 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20008 Phone 202-572-6000 Fax 202-362-8420 www.childtrends.org WHAT WORKS TO PREVENT OR REDUCE INTERNALIZING PROBLEMS OR SOCIO-EMOTIONAL DIFFICULTIES IN ADOLESCENTS: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Interventions Mary Terzian, Ph.D., M.S.W., Katie Hamilton, M.A., and Sara Ericson, B.S. December 2011 OVERVIEW Left untreated, internalizing…

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What are Clinical Evidence-based Practices?

Practitioners seldom have as much evidence as they would like about the best clinical approach to use in any given clinical situation. To choose the optimal approach for each client, clinicians must draw on research, theory, practical experience, and a consideration of client perspectives. Picking the best option at the moment using the best information…

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Sources of Evidence-based Practices in Special Education: A Brief Overview

Bryan G. Cook University of Hawaii 3/6/2011 Sources reviewed (i.e., Best Evidence Encyclopedia, journal articles, National Autism Center, National Center on Response to Intervention, National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, Promising Practices Network, What Works Clearinghouse) apply standards related to research design, methodological quality, quantity, and magnitude…

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Discriminating Against Those Providing Educational, Custodial and other Human Services… – HB2430 & SB1228

An Act Prohibiting The Commonwealth From Discriminating Against Those Providing Educational, Custodial and other Human Services To Those Of Need Attending Private Schools Or Living In Private Residential Schools Introduction The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) represents 86 private school organizations approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to enroll…

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An Act Relative to Assure Opportunities for all Students with Disabilities – HB415

Introduction The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) represents 86 private school organizations approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to enroll publicly funded students with special needs.  Our members provide highly specialized education and treatment programs to approximately 5,300 public students with special needs from Massachusetts. Due to the restrictive…

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Effective Programs for Elementary Science: A Best-Evidence Synthesis Educator’s Summary

Which science programs have been proven to help elementary students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on three types of programs designed to improve the science achievement of students in grades K–6: Inquiry-oriented programs without science Challenge, Science IDEAS, and Collaborative Concept Mapping. These programs help teachers learn and use generic processes,…

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Effective Programs for Struggling Readers: A Best Evidence Synthesis

Which elementary reading approaches have been proven to help struggling readers to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on six types of programs designed to improve the reading achievement of children having difficulty in learning to read: One-to-One Tutoring by Teachers (TT) such as Reading Recovery, Auditory Discrimination in Depth, Early Steps/Howard Street…

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Effective Reading Programs for Middle and High Schools: A Best Evidence Synthesis

What reading programs have been proven to help middle and high school students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on four types of programs designed to improve the reading achievement of students in grades 6-12: Reading Curricula (Curr), such as LANGUAGE!, McDougal Littel, and other standard and alternative textbooks. Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI),…

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Beyond the Basics: Effective Reading Programs for the Upper Elementary Grade

What reading programs have been proven to help students in grades 2-5 to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on three types of programs designed to improve the reading achievement of students in grades 2-5: Reading Curricula (Curr), such as Open Court, Harcourt, Reading Street and other standard and alternative textbooks Computer-Assisted Instruction…

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