Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center for Effective Schools

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Publications

School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS)

McCurdy, B.L., Kunsch, C., & Reibstein, S. (2007). Secondary prevention in the urban school: Implementing the behavior education program. Preventing School Failure, 51, 12-19

McCurdy, B. L., & Sawka, K. (2006). School-wide positive behavior support: Preventing the escalation of antisocial behavior in schools. Publication Series. Harrisburg, PA: PA CASSP Training and Technical Assistance Institute.

McCurdy, B. L., Mannella, M., & Eldridge, N. (2003). Positive behavior support in urban schools: Can we prevent the escalation of antisocial behavior? Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5, 158-170.

Knoster, T. P., & McCurdy, B. L. (2002). Best practices in functional behavioral assessment. In A. Thomas and J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology IV (pp. 1007-1028). . Washington, DC: The National Association of School Psychologists.

Good Behavior Game (GBG)

Wright, R.A., & McCurdy, B.L. (2012). Classwide positive behavior support and group contingencies: Examining a positive variation of the Good Behavior Game. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 14, 173-180.

McCurdy, B.L., Lannie, A.L., & Barnabas, E. (2009). Reducing disruptive behavior in an urban school cafeteria: An extension of the Good Behavior Game. Journal of School Psychology, 47(1), 39-54. (Recipient of Article of the Year Award [Honorable Mention] by the Journal of School Psychology)

Lannie, A.L., & McCurdy, B.L. (2007). Preventing disruptive behavior in the urban classroom: Effects of the Good Behavior Game on student and teacher behavior. Education and Treatment of Children, 30, 85-98.

Alternative Education Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (AE-PBIS)

Simonsen, B., Jeffrey-Pearsall, J., Sugai, G., & McCurdy, B. (2011). Alternative setting-wide positive behavior support. Behavioral Disorders, 36, 213-224.

Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

Thomas, L. B., Shapiro, E. S., DuPaul, G. J., Lutz, J. G., & Kern, L. (2011). Predictors of social skills for Preschool children at-risk for ADHD: The relationship between direct and indirect measurement. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29, 114–124.

McCurdy, B. L., Lannie, A. L., & Jeffrey-Pearsall, J. L. (2011) Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral concerns. In T. M. Lionetti, E.P. Snyder, & R. W. Christner (Eds.), A practical guide to building competencies in school psychology. (pp. 121-140). New York: Springer.

Lannie. A., & McCurdy, B. (2010). Conduct disorder: Information for parents. In A. Canter, L. Z. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.), Helping children at home and school III: Handouts for Families and Educators (3rd ed.; pp. S4H14-1 – S4H14-4). Bethesda, MD:  National Association of School Psychologists.

Jeffrey-Pearsall, J.L., & McCurdy, B. (2010). Conduct disorder: Information for educators. In A. Canter, L. Z. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.), Helping children at home and school III: Handouts for Families and Educators (3rd ed.; pp. S4H13-1 – S4H13-5). Bethesda, MD:  National Association of School Psychologists.

Jeffrey, J. L., McCurdy, B. M., Ewing, S., & Polis, D. (2009). Classwide PBIS for students with EBD: Review of a direct observation integrity tool. Education and Treatment for Children, 32, 537-550.

Sokol, N. G., Kern, L., Arbolino, L. A., Thomas, L. B., & DuPaul, G. J. (2009). A summary of home-based functional analysis data for young children with or at risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness, 3, 127–142.

Rutherford, L. E., DuPaul, G. J., & Jitendra, A. K. (2008). Examining the relationship between treatment outcomes for academic achievement and social skills in school-age children with ADHD. Psychology in the Schools.

Lannie, A.L., & McCurdy, B.L. (2007). The challenge of conduct disorder. Principal Leadership: High School Edition, March, 11-15

McCurdy, B. L., & McIntyre, K. (2004). “And what about residential…? Re-conceptualizing residential treatment as a stop-gap service for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. Behavioral Interventions, 19, 137-158. (designated as having “promising research evidence” for children at higher level placements by the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare)

McCurdy, B. L. (2004). Conduct disorder: Information for parents. In A. S. Canter, L. Z. Paige, M. D. Roth, I. Romero, & S. A. Carroll (Eds.), Helping children at home and school II (2nd ed.; pp. S-4 43-46). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

McCurdy, B. L. (2004). Conduct disorder: Information for educators. In A. S. Canter, L. Z. Paige, M. D. Roth, I. Romero, & S. A. Carroll (Eds.), Helping children at home and school II (2nd ed.; pp. S-4 39-42). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists

Sawka, K. D., McCurdy, B. L., & Mannella, M. (2002). Strengthening emotional support services: An empirically-based model for training teachers of students with behavior disorders. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 10, 223-231.

Sawka, K. D. (March, 2002). Strengthening emotional support services: Training teachers of students with behavior disorders through use of PBIS. Communique, 30, 5-6.

McCurdy, B. L. (2001). Conducting school-based assessments of child and Adolescent behavior [Review of the book]. Behavioral Interventions, 16, 141-143.

McCurdy, B. L., & Shapiro, E. S. (1988). Self-observation and the reduction of inappropriate classroom behavior. Journal of School Psychology, 26, 371-378.

Parent Training

Sawka-Miller, & McCurdy, B.L. (2009). Preventing antisocial behavior: Parent training in low-income urban schools. In J.K. Levine (Ed.), Low incomes: social, health and educational impacts. . (pp. 1-30). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Academic Assessment and Interventions

Shapiro, E. S., Fritschmann, N. S., Thomas, L., Hughes, C. L., & McDougal, J. (2014). Concurrent and predictive validity of reading retell as a brief measure of reading comprehension. Reading Psychology.

Zirkel, P. A., & Thomas, L. B. (2010). State laws and guidelines for implementing RTI. Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(1), 60–73.

Zirkel, P. A., & Thomas, L. B. (2010). State laws for RTI: An updated snapshot. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 56–63.

Lannie, A. L. & Martens, B. K. (2008). Targeting performance dimensions in sequence according to the instructional hierarchy: Effects on children' math work within a self-monitoring program. Journal of Behavioral Education, (14), 356-375.

Faykus, S., & McCurdy, B. L. (1998). Evaluating the sensitivity of the maze as an index of reading proficiency for students who are severely deficient in reading. Education & Treatment of Children, 21, 1-21.

McCurdy, B. L., & Shapiro, E. S. (1992). A comparison of teacher-, peer-, and self-monitoring with curriculum-based measurement in reading among students with learning disabilities. Journal of Special Education, 26, 162-180.

McCurdy, B. L., Cundari, L., & Lentz, F. E. (1990). Enhancing instructional efficiency: An examination of time delay and the opportunity to observe instruction. Education & Treatment of Children, 13, 226-238.

Shapiro, E. S., & McCurdy, B. L. (1989). Effects of a taped-words treatment on reading proficiency. Exceptional Children, 55, 321-326.

Children’s Behavioral Health

McCurdy, B. L., Serafin-Bartholomew, C., Nickerson, A., Maher, C., Ludwikowski, C., Mannella, M., Duffy-Zollo, J., & Weiss, J. (2001). New directions: Essential skills for direct care professionals (Life Skills). Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

McCurdy, B. L., Serafin-Bartholomew, C., Nickerson, A., Maher, C., Ludwikowski, C., Mannella, M., Duffy-Zollo, J., & Weiss, J. (2001). New directions: Essential skills for direct care professionals (Social Learning). Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

McCurdy, B. L., Ludwikowski, C., & Mannella, M. (2000). The professionalization of direct care staff. In H. A. Savin & S. Soldivera-Kiesling (Eds.), Accountable systems of behavioral healthcare (pp. 97-112). San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Mace, F. C., McCurdy, B. L., & Quigley, A. E. (1990). A collateral effect of reward predicted by matching theory. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 23, 197-206.