Selected Publications

Effects of a tier 3 self-management intervention implemented with and without treatment integrity. (2016)

Authors: Lower, Ashley; Young, K Richard; Christensen, Lynnette; Caldarella, Paul; Williams, Leslie; Wills, Howard

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: West Virginia University Press

Volume: 39

Issue: 4

Page Numbers: 493–520

URL: http://www.educationandtreatmentofchildren.net/

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This study investigated the effects of a Tier 3 peer-matching self-management intervention on two elementary school students who had previously been less responsive to Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions. The Tier 3 self-management intervention, which was implemented in the general education classrooms, included daily electronic communication between the teachers and the children’s parents. Results indicated that this intervention effectively reduced disruptive behaviors and increased total engagement when implemented with integrity; without integrity results were variable.

Exploring the social validity of teacher praise notes in elementary school (2014)

Authors: A., Howell; Caldarella, Paul; Korth, Byran Baird; Young, K Richard

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: University of Houston

Country: USA

Volume: 49

Issue: 2

Page Numbers: 22-32

Implementing Strong Kids school-wide to reduce internalizing behaviors and increase prosocial behaviors (2014)

Authors: Kramer, Thomas; Caldarella, Paul; Young, K Richard; Fischer, Lane; Warren, Jared Scott

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: West Virginia University Press

City: Morgantown, WV

Volume: 37

Issue: 4

Page Numbers: 659-680

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Instruction and training in social and emotional learning (SEL) is an important component in addressing the emotional and behavioral needs of students. This study is the first to examine whether Strong Kids, an SEL program, delivered school-wide in all classrooms, could result in decreased internalizing behaviors and increased prosocial behaviors for both at-risk and general education students. This study also evaluated whether teachers could implement Strong Kids as designed and whether they viewed it as socially valid. A non-equivalent control group design was used. The treatment school consisted of 348 student participants and 17 teacher participants in grades K–6. The control school consisted of 266 student participants and 11 teacher participants in grades K–6. Pretest and posttest teacher ratings revealed significant decreases in students’ internalizing behaviors at the treatment school, while these behaviors increased at the control school. Students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders improved significantly more than those not at risk on ratings of internalizing symptoms and prosocial behaviors, even when the intervention was delivered school-wide in all classrooms. Teachers were able to implement Strong Kids with a high level of fidelity and they held moderately favorable views of the program.

Unique from the Very Beginning: A Faith-Based University and Five Public School Districts Work Together for the Benefit of Children (2012)

Authors: Wilkinson, John Charles; Young, K Richard

Publication Type: Magazine Article

Publisher: McKay School of Education

City: Provo, Utah

Country: United States

Volume: Special Edition

Issue: Fall 2012

Page Numbers: 2-5

URL: http://education.byu.edu/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Mckay_Today_Fall_2012_Final.pdf

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Philosophy, goal and history of the BYU Public School Partnership

A treatment package for eliminating aggression and improving playground behavior. (2012)

Authors: Marchant, Michelle; Young, K Richard; Lindberg, Jana; Fisher, Adam; Solano, Brock

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Playground strategies: Universal and targeted interventions. (2012)

Authors: Marchant, Michelle; Young, K Richard; Lindberg, Jana; Fisher, Adam; Solano, Brock

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Promoting social and emotional learning in preschool students: A study of Strong Start Pre-K (2012)

Authors: Gunter, Leslie; Caldarella, Paul; Korth, Byran Baird; Young, K Richard

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Springer

City: New York, NY

Country: USA

Volume: 40

Issue: 3

Page Numbers: 151-159

URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10643-012-0507-z

Editors: Mary Renck Jalongo, Ph.D.

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The inclusion of social and emotional learning (SEL) curricula in preschools may help prevent emotional and behavioral problems. This study evaluated the effects of a SEL curriculum, Strong Start Pre-K, on the social and emotional competence of 52 preschool students using a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent control group design. Teachers rated students’ emotional regulation, internalizing behaviors, and the quality of the student-teacher relationship. Results indicated a significant decrease of internalizing behaviors and more improvement in the student-teacher relationship in the treatment conditions. Results also supported the use of the optional booster lessons contained in the curriculum. Treatment integrity and social validity ratings of Strong Start Pre-K were high. Limitations and implications of this study are addressed.

Positive behavior support in secondary schools: A practical guide (2011)

Authors: Young, Ellie L; Caldarella, Paul; Richardson, Michael John; Young, K Richard

Publication Type: Book, Scholarly

Publisher: Guilford Press

City: New York, New York

Country: USA

Decreasing tardiness in elementary school students using teacher-written praise notes (2011)

Authors: Caldarella, Paul; Christensen, Lynnette; Young, K Richard; Densley, C.

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 47

Issue: 2

Page Numbers: 104-112

Implications of civility for children and adolescents: A review of the literature. (2010)

Authors: Wilkins, K.; Caldarella, Paul; Crook, Rachel Elizabeth; Young, K Richard

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 33

Page Numbers: 37-45

The civil behavior of students: A survey of school professionals. (2010)

Authors: Wilkins, K.; Caldarella, Paul; Crook, Rachel Elizabeth; Young, K Richard

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 130

Issue: 4

Page Numbers: 540-555

Can school-wide positive behavior support be an evidence-based practice? (2008)

Authors: Renshaw, Tyler L; Young, K Richard; Caldarella, Paul; Christensen, Lynnette

Publication Type: Database

Publisher: Brigham Young University

City: Provo, UT

Country: USA

Issue: ED506271

URL: www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED506271

What's happening in Utah to help students at risk for antisocial behavior? (1998)

Authors: Young, K Richard; Mitchem, K.; Caldarella, Paul

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publisher: Center for Persons with Disabilities

City: Logan, UT

Country: USA

Volume: 21

Issue: 2

Page Numbers: 1-12