Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation (J EDUC PSYCHOL CONS )

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


This journal serves as a forum for improving the scientific understanding of consultation and the efficacy of consultation to individuals and organizations. Previously, personnel in the wide, interdisciplinary audience reading this journal functioned in parallel rather than interactive ways and were usually unaware of what the other fields were doing to address the same objectives. Providing an outlet for sharing the knowledge and expertise of those working on similar problems, this unique interdisciplinary journal publishes articles that describe formal research, evaluate practices, review relevant literature, discuss salient issues, and carefully document the transition of theory into practice.

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Performance feedback (PF) is an empirically supported method of increasing teachers' treatment adherence. In the evaluations of PF to date, however, PF was delivered by someone external to the school. The primary purpose of this case study was to provide an exploratory evaluation of the effectiveness and feasibility of PF when delivered by a school-based consultant to teachers implementing a classwide behavioral intervention. Teacher treatment adherence and student outcomes were also evaluated. Results indicate that overall, (a) teachers demonstrated moderate-to-high, but variable, levels of treatment adherence; (b) when teachers demonstrated lower levels of treatment adherence, the school-based consultant implemented PF with high adherence for 5 weeks, after which adherence varied; and (c) student outcomes improved.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 07/2014; 24(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Data regarding intervention utilization among the target population are critical to interpret evidence from efficacy trials for school-based interventions. When use of the intervention is voluntary, intervention diffusion becomes a particularly critical variable. We examined the use of Instructional Consultation Teams (IC Teams), a voluntary teacher support program designed to enhance teacher skills for working with students in the general education classroom. Teachers' use of IC Teams was measured in 17 schools implementing the program over 4 years. The percentage of teachers who used the team increased over time, but utilization rates differed substantially among schools. Further, attrition of teachers in the project schools was high; over 48% of teachers had left the schools at the end of the 4-year study. We examined the roles of the principal and IC Teams facilitator in program utilization. Descriptive data and case illustrations suggested that schools with high utilization among teachers had effective, stable facilitators who worked in collaboration with their principals. Implications for studying utilization of educational innovations by school staff are discussed.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 07/2014; 24(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Schools are becoming increasingly diversified; however, training and professional development related to working with English language learners (ELs), especially in the area of English reading, is limited. In this article, we identify three “Big Ideas” of effective and collaborative practices that promote English reading achievement for EL students: (a) foster academic English at all stages of second-language acquisition by explicitly teaching vocabulary, emphasizing cross-linguistic transfer strategies, and supporting ongoing oral language development; (b) adopt a schoolwide collaborative approach to conduct frequent formative reading assessments and use the data to drive instruction by providing accommodations that promote English reading; and (c) implement a variety of grouping strategies to deliver reading instruction within a welcoming and sensitive learning climate. In addition, we discuss how school professionals may proactively instruct ELs and collaborate within a multidisciplinary framework to improve the English reading ability of students who are simultaneously learning the English language.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(2).
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    ABSTRACT: The Consultation Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES) was developed and validated to assess school psychologists' perceptions of self-efficacy for engaging in school-based consultation. A pilot study with graduate students (N = 92) indicated high internal consistency (α = .99) and provided evidence of discriminant validity, as a group with more consultation experience had significantly higher total self-efficacy scores (M = 512.25) than a moderately experienced group (M = 437.35). Subsequently, a sample of 347 practicing school psychologists completed a revised CSES, consistently endorsing moderate to high levels of consultation self-efficacy (M = 404.08, SD = 51.73). Although consultation self-efficacy was hypothesized to be a multidimensional construct, exploratory factor analysis indicated a single-factor structure. Construct validity of the instrument was supported by significant correlations between school psychologists' consultation self-efficacy ratings and perceptions of their ability to respond to hypothetical consultation referral problems (r = .69, p .
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(1).
  • Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Response to Instruction (RTI) frameworks provide a structure for assessing student progress and evaluating the effectiveness of reading interventions. Schools frequently use RTI to support students who are struggling with learning to read while utilizing curriculum-based measurement (CBM) to monitor performance and guide instructional decisions made by collaborative teams of school professionals. Although these measures are relatively quick to administer, their usage is often limited to rate and accuracy scores to identify struggling students and monitor oral reading fluency. As schools make substantial investments to collect the assessment data, it is important to consider what else might be understood about struggling readers from this individually administered reading assessment. In this article we describe how to assess students' prosody and word recognition errors to inform school professionals about students' needs. This additional data from CBMs can inform the collaboration among school professionals to plan more targeted instruction for struggling readers.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Reviews of treatment outcome literature indicate treatment integrity is not regularly assessed. In consultation, two levels of treatment integrity (i.e., consultant procedural integrity [CPI] and intervention treatment integrity [ITI]) provide relevant implementation data. Specifically, assessment of CPI and ITI are necessary to conclude (a) consultation is functionally related to consultee implementation behavior and (b) intervention implementation is functionally related to student outcomes. In this article, study characteristics and the presence of treatment integrity at both levels are examined in 21 studies utilizing Conjoint Behavioral Consultation, a model of consultation that includes multiple consultees. Results indicate that in approximately half of studies, CPI, ITI, or both are assessed and, when reported, treatment integrity is moderately high across both levels. However, there are distinct differences in the assessment and reporting of these levels of treatment integrity. Limitations and implications for consultation research and treatment integrity reporting are discussed.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(1).
  • Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(1).
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    ABSTRACT: Our commentary responds to the five articles of the special issue on multidisciplinary collaboration to support struggling readers. From our perspectives informed by experiences working with diverse student and family populations in urban settings, preparing pre- and in-service educators and specialists to do the same, and working in federally funded technical assistance and dissemination centers focused on equity issues in general and special education, we highlight themes and raise issues across the articles. Accordingly, we discuss learning to read in the broader context of literacy acquisition, and examine issues of effectiveness, power, and privilege within consultative and collaborative professional relationships aimed at addressing diverse learners' reading capacities and outcomes.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(2).
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    ABSTRACT: With the increase in schoolwide practices to improve reading instruction for all students and provide supplemental interventions for struggling readers, the need for collaboration among education professionals has become increasingly important. This article focuses on the expanding opportunities for collaboration between school psychologists and speech-language pathologists in schoolwide models such as Response to Intervention. Examples of collaboration and an approach for expanding collaborative efforts are offered for school psychologist and speech-language pathologist practitioners working in schools using schoolwide models of reading instruction.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(2).
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to provide an explanation of how effective reading interventions are identified. Through a review of the National Reading Panel's general findings, along with a review of systems currently used to evaluate and disseminate specific reading interventions, a discussion of what works in reading is presented. The Evidence-Based Intervention Network is presented as a resource for facilitating collaboration across disciplines. Finally, a framework to guide collaborating professionals in the implementation of evidence-based reading interventions is proposed.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Collaboration and consultation in early childhood settings is essential in supporting early literacy development; however, building partnerships can be difficult. In this article, we describe a large-scale project entitled Children's School Success (Odom et al., 2003) as a context from which to discuss collaboration and consultation related to literacy acquisition within early childhood settings. Using the lessons learned from this project, we offer several implications for effective collaboration and consultation to enhance children's early literacy acquisition.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(2).
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    ABSTRACT: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014 as the premier international human rights treaty focused on childhood rights and protections. In this article, we briefly review the 41 substantive principles embodied in the 54 Articles of the Convention and stress the need for educators, and specifically school psychologists, to work in concert with families to promote these premises through effective collaborative partnerships. Finally, we review examples of how the themes and positive ideology of the Convention can be enhanced through family–school collaboration infused into schooling practices within a multitiered service delivery framework to meet the learning and development best interests of the child.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2014; 24(1).
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    ABSTRACT: This commentary is in response to the article ‘‘Effects of Verbal and Written Performance Feedback on Treatment Adherence’’ (Kauf- man, Codding, Markus, Tryon, & Kyse, this issue). The overall recommendation to those who study treatment integrity using per- formance feedback methods is to incorporate theories and re- search on social influence into their research. Specific points of the commentary include: (a) there is no clearer example of so- cial influence in consultation today than persuading a consul- tee to implement an evidence-based intervention with integrity; (b) face-to-face communication is usually more effective than written communication in changing behavior because it offers nonverbal communicator-related cues, higher social presence, and greater vividness; and (c) treatment integrity is not valued equally by all approaches to consultation because it requires a consultee to adhere to the steps of a standardized protocol and thereby comply with a consultant’s requests.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 11/2013; 23(4):300-306.
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    ABSTRACT: This study describes the integrity with which 3 general education middle school teachers implemented functional analyses (FA) of appropriate behavior for students who typically engaged in disruption. A 4-step model consistent with behavioral consultation was used to support the assessment process. All analyses were conducted during ongoing classroom instruction. Training procedures based upon previous research (e.g., Iwata et al., 2000) were used to teach FA procedures; performance feedback was used during training and FA implementation to support procedural integrity. Results indicated that training and performance feedback increased integrity to FA procedures for 2 of the 3 teachers; 1 teacher understood the procedures after a second reading of the procedures. Two teachers sustained acceptable integrity throughout classroom implementation; 1 teacher demonstrated variable performance during classroom implementation. Implications for classroom-based behavioral assessment and the use of specific consultation procedures—training and performance feedback—in supporting FA in instructional environments are discussed.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 02/2013; 23(1):63.
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    ABSTRACT: Perceptual mapping is a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and presenting group perceptions that is potentially useful in consultation. With input and feedback from a consultee group, perceptual mapping allows the consultant to capture the group's collective perceptions and display them as an organized image that may foster meaningful understanding of their shared beliefs and serve as a stimulus for discussion and problem solving. Perceptual mapping can give school-based consultants an additional means to bring ideas “to the table” that consultees can clearly conceptualize as originating with them as opposed to the notions of the consultant. The authors illustrate the potential use of and offer support for perceptual mapping as a tool for consultation in schools.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2013; 23(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Given that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder, which is likely to require sustained treatment, investigations of the adherence to long-term treatments are clearly needed. The current project is the first analysis examining the parameters of adherence to a daily report card (DRC) intervention over the course of an academic school year. To gain a greater understanding of the complexities inherent in long-term treatment implementation, parameters of adherence with respect to specific, setting-related criteria (i.e., month of the school year, day of the week, and consultant contact) were examined. Participants were 33 children enrolled in first through sixth grade. All participants were diagnosed with ADHD (85% were diagnosed with comorbid oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder), received special education services, and were assigned to an intervention condition wherein behavioral consultants worked with the teacher and parent to construct and implement a DRC intervention. Overall, results provide preliminary support for the utility of the DRC as a sustainable intervention for the duration of an entire school year. Although rates of adherence were relatively stable, a fine-grained examination indicated variability in adherence across days of the week and around behavioral consultation meetings. These results contribute to the research literature supporting the utility of continued behavioral support to enhance treatment adherence.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2013; 23(2).
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    ABSTRACT: We present findings from a group-randomized teacher action research intervention to promote academic engagement and achievement among elementary school students. Eighteen teachers from 3 elementary schools were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. Intervention teachers studied evidence-based instructional practices that cultivate academic engagement and conducted an action research project to implement selected practices in their classrooms. Control teachers participated in a self-study group and read about evidence-based practices to promote student engagement. Teachers in the action research group reported using more group-based instruction than self-study teachers. Students with initial low engagement and low reading grades demonstrated greater gains in these outcomes in action research classrooms than self-study classrooms. Implications for teacher development and the promotion of student academic outcomes are discussed.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2013; 23(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Supervision is considered a keystone instructional tool in school psychology and has been argued to be an essential feature of effective consultation training. However, descriptive data suggest that supervision is not always incorporated as part of consultation training. In this article the application of a structured peer group supervision (SPGS) model in preservice training of novice consultants is described, including specific case-related concerns worked on during SPGS sessions. The article concludes with a discussion of the promise of an SPGS model in consultation training and considerations for future research regarding its effectiveness.
    Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 01/2013; 23(3).

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