|Grant Program:||Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Competence|
Dr. Jacquelyn Buckley
The Social/Behavioral topic was among the first group of topics to be competed within the National Center for Special Education Research. Although initially focused on serious behavior disorders, the focus was broadened in 2009 to reflect the need to address the mental, emotional, social, and behavioral well-being of all students with disabilities, not only those with identified behavior disorders. Student outcomes investigated under this topic include social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes that support learning and student education outcomes (e.g., grades, achievement test scores, graduation rates, percentage of time spent in the general education environment). Research supported by this topic takes place with a variety of providers, including, but not limited to, teachers, school psychologists, related services providers, other school-based or school-affiliated staff (e.g., clinical psychologists working with a school district, school nurses), or parents or service delivery professionals who are implementing the school-based intervention in another setting (e.g., home settings, residential treatment programs). Research in this topic has included developing and evaluating interventions to teach students with disabilities social-behavioral skills, developing and validating behavioral screening and progress monitoring tools, and developing programs that address the social and behavioral needs of students with disabilities in more restrictive school settings (e.g., juvenile justice, alternative schools).
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