100899: Effective School Interventions

Strategies for Enhancing Academic Achievement and Social Competence

About the Course:

This practical sourcebook is designed for psychologists, counselors, social workers, school consultants, special educators, and other health care professionals who provide services to or seek knowledge of effective strategies to improve the classroom learning environment, raise academic achievement, and improve student behavior and social competence. The book presents more than 70 empirically validated interventions in a brief, user-friendly format that describes the purpose of the strategy, materials needed, and step-by-step implementation procedures. The interventions have been field tested for practicality as well as effectiveness and can be delivered with materials available in typical classrooms. Also presented are guidelines and best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating school-based interventions and case examples illustrating how several interventions can be combined to create a comprehensive program for individual students or entire classes.

Journal/Publisher:

Guilford Press

Publication Date:

2003 (paperback edition)

Author

Natalie Rathvon, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Natalie Rathvon, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and school consultant and assistant clinical professor at George Washington University. Her work has focused on early intervention with at-risk children, reading, school-based interventions, and assessment and accountability. She is also the author of The Unmotivated Child (Simon & Schuster, 1996) and Early Reading Assessment: A Handbook for Practitioners (Guilford Press, 2004).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about scientifically based strategies to enhance classroom environments and children’s academic performance and behavior. It is appropriate for an introductory to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To become familiar with best practices in designing, implementing, and evaluating school-based interventions.

  2. To be able to select, implement, and evaluate proactive interventions to enhance the classroom environment.

  3. To be able to select, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve academic performance.

  4. To be able to select, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve behavior and enhance social competence.

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