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I am interested in evaluating models of risk prevention, developing effective and feasible interventions for adolescents with and at risk for emotional and behavioral challenges, and validating psychometric tools measuring student outcomes. My main interest is in disseminating evidence-based practices into diverse global learning communities.
In this article, we introduce behavior-specific praise as a portable, feasible strategy for teachers and families to increase student engagement as well as to decrease off-task and disruptive behaviors in a variety of environments. We provide step-by-step guidance to illustrate how behavior-specific praise can be used by teachers during in-person a...
In this systematic review we evaluated the quality and rigor of the current evidence base for the Second Step social-emotional learning program in middle schools. Eleven studies were coded using the Council for Exceptional Children Standards for Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education (2014), using an 80% weighted criterion. We determined fiv...
We report findings of two validation studies of the Student Risk Screening Scale for Early Childhood (SRSS-EC). Although previous exploratory inquiry suggested a two-factor solution, results of Study 1 conducted with 274 preschool-age youth suggested mixed support for a two-factor model, with only one fit index suggesting an adequate fit (increment...