CEC 2016 Council for Exceptional Children Conference

At the CEC Conference, NCSER has  organized a strand to highlight promising new research findings from NCSER grants for attendees to learn about research-based educational practices for children with or at risk for disabilities.

Maureen Conroy, Anita Zucker Professor in Early Childhood Studies at UF is co-leading a session titled: Reducing problem behaviors in young children: The BEST in CLASS Efficacy with Kevin Sutherland, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

This session presents findings from a four-year randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of BEST in CLASS, a tier 2 classroom-based intervention, targeting young children at elevated risk for emotional/behavioral disorders. Findings suggest that teachers implemented the classroom-based intervention with high levels of integrity, resulting in improved teacher self-efficacy, classroom atmosphere, teacher-child interactions, and positive social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for focal children

Date April 13-16, 2016

Location St. Louis, MO