Identifier

etd-03232011-210718

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Behavioral Consultation is typically an effective way for school psychologists to work with teachers to find an appropriate intervention for implementation in the classroom. While some teachers have no difficulty implementing suggested interventions with high integrity, this is not always the case. The present study attempted to develop a “test-drive” procedure by which resistant teachers were able to implement several interventions briefly in the hope that they found one to their liking and implement it with high levels of integrity. The results indicate that teachers resistant to traditional Behavioral Consultation were able to implement their preferred intervention with high rates of treatment integrity once they were able to “test-drive” several interventions prior to choosing. Higher levels of treatment integrity were also associated with increased student academic engaged time. Implications, limitations, and future directions are discussed.

Date

2011

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Gresham, Frank

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Psychology Commons

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