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Pre -referral Intervention with Parents as Partners (PIPP): An investigation of efficacy, implementation fidelity, and parent involvement in team-based problem solving procedures


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

There were three main reasons for doing this study. The fast reason was to find out if the Pre-referral Intervention with Parents as Partners (PIPP) model, a team-based problem-solving process that actively involves parents, was effective in helping students improve their school performance. The second purpose was to find out if school personnel used the problem-solving process in a consistent manner. Finally, parents and teachers were asked to rate how effective the problem-solving process was in helping their child/student.

The effectiveness of the PIPP model was evaluated by following four students as they went through the problem-solving process at his/her school. Individuals participating on the team included the student's parents, general education teacher and a team leader who facilitated the process. All four students also had additional school personnel, including the principal, school psychologist and/or reading specialist serve as occasional team members during the problem-solving process. The students in the study included two 6-year-old males attending Kindergarten, a 7-year-old female attending first grade, and an 8-year-old male attending second grade.

The results of the study showed that the PIPP model was effective in helping students improve their behavior and academic performance at school. In addition, the results indicated that school personnel implemented the problem-solving process in a reliable manner. Finally, parents and teachers rated the problem-solving process as acceptable and effective. The results of the study are important because they show that the teaming process can help individual students improve their school performance. The results also show that parents enjoy being involved in the problem-solving process.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational psychology
Classification
0525: Educational psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education, Family, Intervention, Parent involvement, Partnership, Pre-referral, Pre-referral Intervention with Parents as Partners, School, Team-based problem-solving
Title
Pre -referral Intervention with Parents as Partners (PIPP): An investigation of efficacy, implementation fidelity, and parent involvement in team-based problem solving procedures
Author
Dowd-Eagle, Shannon Elizabeth
Number of pages
232
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 68/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549262435
Advisor
Sheridan, Susan M.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Department
Educational Psychology
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3284717
ProQuest document ID
304838091
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304838091
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