Date of Award

Summer 8-2016

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. Brad A. Dufrene

Committee Chair Department

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. Daniel H. Tingstrom

Committee Member 2 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. Keith Radley

Committee Member 3 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 4

Dr. Evan H. Dart

Committee Member 4 Department

Psychology

Abstract

Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) is a commonly used Tier II behavioral intervention within public school settings. The present study evaluated the use of an alternative method of service delivery for CICO that included peers as interventionists. Self-monitoring was an additional intervention component, utilized in order to reduce teacher response effort associated with intervention implementation. Three target student/peer interventionist dyads served as participants (one elementary school dyad, one middle school dyad, and one high school dyad). Direct observation data were collected, and the effects of peer-mediated CICO were evaluated with an ABAB design. Social validity measures were also completed by each teacher as well as each participant. Overall, results revealed peer-mediated CICO with self-monitoring to be effective at reducing disruptive behavior in the classroom and increasing academically engaged behavior. With one exception, all teachers and students rated the intervention as socially valid. Limitations and implications for research and practice are discussed.

Masters thesis: http://aquila.usm.edu/masters_theses/42/

ORCID ID

orcid.org/0000-0002-2431-2805

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