Students, Parents, and Teachers On Track: Intervention Development for Youth With Emotional Disturbance

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2012 by Oregon Social Learning Center
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Social Learning Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01705431
First received: October 9, 2012
Last updated: October 11, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of the On Track intervention is to address a need raised by a day-treatment school in Lane County: Support for students transitioning from the day-treatment school (Lane School) to their district middle schools. Eligible students are currently attending Lane School, in middle school (Grades 6-8), with or at risk for Emotional Disturbance, and are preparing to transition to their district schools.


Condition Intervention Phase
Emotional Disturbance
Behavioral: On Track
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Students, Parents, and Teachers On Track: Intervention Development for Youth With Emotional Disturbance

Further study details as provided by Oregon Social Learning Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Successful School Transition [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evidence of academic and social success in transition from treatment school to district school


Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Support for students with EBD Behavioral: On Track
The purpose of the On Track intervention is to address a need raised by a day-treatment school in Lane County: Support for students transitioning from the day-treatment school (Lane School) to their district middle schools. Eligible students are currently attending Lane School, in middle school (Grades 6-8), with or at risk for Emotional Disturbance, and are preparing to transition to their district schools.
Other Name: SWIFT
No Intervention: Control
Participants continue with services as usual

Detailed Description:

A significant problem in education is that the transition period between a treatment school and a district school represents a high-risk time for failure. Education service district and school district leadership in Lane County contacted the Oregon Social Learning Center to collaborate on this project stating that during this transition period the students have insufficient strategies, services, and supports for generalizing the gains made at Lane School (the treatment school) back into the district middle school setting. They reported that this is a period of high stress and instability for many students and their families. Additionally, district schools lack the resources and supports to import the strategies that supported students to be successful at Lane School. Lane School works to track students' placement and services following completion of their program and data indicate that in the first year after transition, approximately 82% of middle school students transfer to public schools in their home district and the remaining students transfer directly to alternative or in-patient treatment centers. By the second year after transition, however, the majority of students who attended public schools were placed in self-contained classrooms, alternative placements, treatment centers, or received out-of-school tutoring due to emotional and behavioral problems. In addition, many students have high rates of truancy and low levels of parental support. This project is intended to address the gaps in support to increase placement stability at the district schools following the transition. To date, four students have begun the transition process with support from this project. One student has fully transitioned and results from qualitative interviews with the parent and the teacher indicate that the intervention is well liked and providing the supports needed to promote student success at the district middle school. We will continue to collect data to determine the level impact in this domain. A secondary impact is developing strategies to effectively collaborate with multiple school districts to support the common goal of transitioning students smoothly and sustaining placement stability. It is our goal to disseminate these strategies via publications and presentations with other educational researchers and practitioners.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical Diagnosis of Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01705431

Contacts
Contact: Rohanna Buchanan, PhD 541-485-2711 ext 1127 rohannab@oslc.org
Contact: Alice Holmes, BA 541-485-2711 ext 1129 aliceh@oslc.org

Locations
United States, Oregon
Oregon Social Learning Center Recruiting
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97401
Principal Investigator: Rohanna Buchanan, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Social Learning Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rohanna Buchanan, PhD Oregon Social Learning Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Oregon Social Learning Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01705431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IES R324A110370
Study First Received: October 9, 2012
Last Updated: October 11, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Oregon Social Learning Center:
Emotional Disturbance
Behavioral Disturbance
EBD
Middle School
Special Education
School Psychology

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Affective Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014