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Evidence Based Practices

The IRIS Center

The IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.  Developed in collaboration with nationally recognized researchers and education experts, IRIS resources are designed to address instructional and classroom issues of great importance…

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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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Social Emotional Learning

Strong evidence indicates that social emotional learning contributes to academic success.  There are a variety of evidenced-based practices and programs available for use in our schools.  The following fact sheet includes information on programs and/or approaches and their efficacy in preventing or reducing internalizing problems or socio-emotional difficulties in adolescents such as depression, anxiety, suicidal…

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Lessons from experimental evaluations of social interventions

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.                            OVERVIEW Left untreated, internalizing problems, such as a depressive or anxious mood, negative self-perceptions, and emotional distress, can undermine one’s ability to succeed…

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Promising practices network on children, families and community

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…

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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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