A multi-site efficacy trial of the class-wide function-related intervention teams: a research-to-practice agency for students with and at risk for emotional behavior disorders

This is a current project.


The purpose of this project is to conduct a multi-site efficacy trial of the Classwide Function-related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT) program for elementary school students including students with and at risk for emotional and behavior disorders (EBD). Students' behavior and progress will be monitored and compared to peers and a control group not receiving the intervention.

The CW-FIT program includes four elements designed from hundreds of empirical studies:
(1) teaching socially-appropriate communicative skills,
(2) differential reinforcement using an interdependent group contingency,
(3) extinction or eliminating potential reinforcement (attention, escape) for problem behavior
(4) using self-management, help cards, and functional assessment.

Project Administration

Howard Wills, principal investigator

Debra Kamps, co-principal investigator

Project Contact

Howard Wills, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914
913-321-3143 (Phone)
913-371-8522 (Fax)
Site: http://www.iwillgraduate.org

This is a project of:

Juniper Gardens Children's Project (JGCP)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Education

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