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Evidence Based Practices

Pathway Impact Evaluation – Mathematics

CompassLearning’s Odyssey is now Edgenuity’s Pathblazer solution. Pathblazer is a supplemental, online intervention program that helps move struggling learners up to grade-level proficiency in math and reading. The program prescribes individualized learning progressions with fun, motivating content that addresses skill and concept gaps. Click here to view the webinar. Click here to download and print…

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The Good Behavior Game by Pax

The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) is an environmental intervention used in the classroom to create a Nurturing Environment that is conducive to learning. The intervention is designed to reduce off-task behavior; increase attentiveness; decrease aggressive and disruptive behavior, as well as shy and withdrawn behavior.  PAX GBG also has been shown to improve…

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Evaluating the Ability of Learners with Autism to Work in Small Groups

Learners with autism do well with one on one instruction, and this is widely known.  However, the provision of one-to-one instruction on a long-term basis is not efficient or realistic. Funding streams, particularly in adulthood, do not support this level of staffing.  Furthermore, the ability to follow instructions delivered to a group is essential to…

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Supervision Training: Ensuring Quality at Every Level of an Organization

Intervention for learners with autism have become increasingly nuanced and complex over time.  It is not easy for organizations and professionals to stay abreast of the changes in instructional technology.  The identification of best practice techniques is a moving target; research continually changes and expands the range of techniques known to be effective.  The identification…

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Cardinal Cushing Centers

What issue or circumstances initially made you look for an EBP to better serve your student population? IDEA and NCLB require the use of research based interventions or EBP. We have implemented EBP programs and instructional strategies across all of our programs. Two such interventions are the PCI Reading Program (PRO-ED) and the use of…

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Latham Centers, Inc./Latham School

What issue or circumstances initially made you look for an EBP to better serve your student population? Four years ago, Latham implemented Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Mindfulness into their community.  It began as an initiative to introduce and establish coping techniques to successfully start the school day.  We found that the students had difficulty transitioning…

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Devereux

What issue or circumstances initially made you look for an EBP to better serve your student population? We administer several types of standardized tests to assess academic skill level on an annual or triennial basis but wanted measures that were more sensitive to short term changes in academic proficiency in basic skills. We wanted an…

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Brandon School

What issue or circumstances initially made you look for an EBP to better serve your student population? Following a thorough, self-initiated review and evaluation of clinical practices, Brandon leadership went searching for a new foundation that is consistent with Brandon’s philosophy. After five months of searching, we were led to Children and Residential Experiences (CARE)…

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Placement Instability as a Risk Factor in Proximal Sexually Inappropriate and Aggressive Behaviors in a Child Welfare Sample

This study examined the relationship between childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse and  placement instability,  and  sexually inappropriate and aggressive behaviors in a child welfare sample. Sexually Inappropriate  Behavior was associated  with  all  inde- pendent variables. Sexual Aggression and Child=Male Victims were both associated  with  Sexual Abuse and  Placement Instability. Offense Persistence was associated with Placement…

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