The Effect of Self-Monitoring on Calling Out Behaviors in Third Grade Students, Including Those with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
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Type of Work27 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Self-monitoring -- Research
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Research
Behavior disorders in children -- Research
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a self-monitoring strategy in reducing calling out behavior in a classroom of third grade students (n = 8) with a high proportion of students with ADHD. The subjects were from a convenience sample and served as their own controls. The self-monitor form and the observer evaluation form used in this study were created by the investigator. The frequency of calling out behaviors per student was recorded on these forms. The self-monitor form was a post-it note on students’ desks. The mean number of call-outs per child was significantly less during the four week intervention period (Mean = 8.38, SD = 9.74) than during the (weighted) two week baseline period (Mean = 20.75, SD = 22.75) [t(7) = 2.49, p < .05 ]. Therefore, the results support the efficacy of self-monitoring checklists to reduce disruptive behaviors among students with ADHD and similar behavioral characteristics. Other implications and ideas for future research are discussed.