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The Incredible Years
Children Identified With Or At Risk For An Emotional Disturbance

The Incredible Years was found to have potentially positive effects on external behavior and potentially positive effects on social outcomes for children classified as having an emotional disturbance.

The Incredible Years is composed of training programs for children, parents, and teachers. The child program is designed for children (ages 0–12) with challenging behaviors and focuses on building social and emotional skills. Lessons can be delivered to children referred for difficult behavior or to an entire classroom as a preventative measure. The program consists of 20- to 30-minute lessons 2–3 times a week; these lessons are reinforced by small-group activities, practicing skills throughout the day, and communicating with parents. Lessons cover recognizing and understanding feelings, getting along with friends, anger management, problem solving, and behavior at school. Parent training programs focus on positive discipline, promoting learning and development, and involvement in children’s life at school.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
3
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
External behavior Potentially positive effects PK-2
 
 
20
Social outcomes Potentially positive effects PK-2
 
 
18

Last Updated: November 2011

Race

White
79%

Gender

Male: 90%
Female: 10%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Individual

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

WA
West


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