RECAP Multi-Component Intervention Program
|Behavioral Problems Emotional Problems||Behavioral: RECAP social skills and reading program||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Multi-Component Mental Health & Academic Intervention for Student Reintegration|
- Change in child emotional and behavioral problems [ Time Frame: Baseline & 18 months ]Teacher TRF, Parent CBCL, Student SBQ ratings
- Change in Woodcock Reading Mastery Test [ Time Frame: Baseline & 18 months ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: RECAP social skills and reading program||
Behavioral: RECAP social skills and reading program
weekly individual and group sessions
No Intervention: Control group (services as usual)
Control Group (services as usual)
This research project evaluates the efficacy of the RECAP Mental Health + Academic Program, a two-year multi-component intervention for special education students in behavioral classrooms. The program has been shown to reduce students' emotional and behavioral problems and remediate academic deficits, particularly with regard to reading skills, in order to enhance academic and behavioral functioning and to facilitate special education students' appropriate transition and reintegration into the mainstream educational setting.
Using an educational and instructional approach that is familiar to school staff and students, RECAP helps teachers and parents to assist children in the development of behavioral and emotional skills that facilitate children's ability to learn and to solve problems adaptively. Many of the techniques and strategies used in RECAP are familiar to teachers, as RECAP represents an integration of basic behavioral principles. Its unique strength lies in its consistent and integrated framework, which provides a common language for students, teachers, and parents to talk about behavioral expectations and positive skills for children to learn and apply in everyday situations. Moreover, the RECAP program focuses on helping students resolve the behavioral and emotional problems that interfere with their own learning as well as the learning of other students in the classroom (e.g., due to lost instructional time via classroom disruption). In addition to this mental health curriculum, the intervention includes a reading intervention component that has been shown to significantly improve the academic progress of students with emotional and behavioral problems. In addition to the obvious fundamental need for direct remediation of this academic skills deficit that is common among these students, the reading intervention is designed to prepare special education students to participate in the academic instruction of the general education classroom at a functionally adaptive level.
Participating schools are randomly assigned to either receive the RECAP program or serve as a comparison school (services as usual). Student outcomes will be evaluated in the fall and spring of two school years, using behavioral observation, academic testing, and teacher-, parent-, and child-reports of psychopathology and social skills.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01488292
|United States, Tennessee|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212|
|Principal Investigator:||Susan S Han, PhD||Vanderbilt University|