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Bridging the research-to-practice gap in school-based consultation: An example using case studies
Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation (2005)
  • Lee A Wilkinson
Abstract

Scientific practices were applied through case studies to evaluate the utility of conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) as a method of providing support for 2 students with behavioral challenges in general education classrooms. A single-case design with a follow-up phase was employed to assess the effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention (self-management) delivered in the context of the CBC model. Results indicated a significant increase in teacher ratings of behavioral control (on-task and compliant behavior) for both students. Positive treatment effects were maintained at a 4-week follow-up. Norm referenced measures produced statistically reliable and clinically meaningful changes in teachers' perceptions of behavior following treatment. Parents and teachers indicated satisfaction with consultation services and viewed CBC as an acceptable and effective model of home-school collaboration and shared problem solving. Limitations, future research, and implications for evidence-based practice in school psychology are discussed.

Keywords
  • Conjoint Behavioral Consultation,
  • Case Study,
  • Self-Management,
  • Treatment Effects,
  • School Psychology,
  • Applied Practice
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
Lee A Wilkinson. "Bridging the research-to-practice gap in school-based consultation: An example using case studies" Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation Vol. 16 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lee_wilkinson/9/