School Psychologists Develop Intervention to Reduce Hallway Disruptions

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[Source: Science Daily]

A game-like intervention developed by school psychologists may help reduce hallway disruptions among elementary school children.

The intervention rewards classes of students for quickly transitioning from one room or activity to another. When implemented with three classes of students from grades one through six at a summer school program, disruptions during class transitions were reduced by up to 74 percent.

“Hallways are daunting spaces for teachers,” said Christopher Skinner, professor of school psychology and co-author of the study, which was published in theĀ Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. “Being quick in transitions helps significantly reduce inappropriate behavior.”

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