Deliver in a dedicated school setting

Outcome

Self-Regulation

Intervention Family

Academic-Educational Interventions

Deliver in a Dedicated School Setting

If you seek to address youth self-regulation problems in the context of an academic-educational program, consider providing services in a dedicated setting outside of the classroom, such as in a resource room or the school counselor’s office. An intervention delivered in a space other than a student’s regular classroom might yield greater benefits because providers may be able to better direct the intervention to the individuals who need it. Since many of the programs in this group emphasized organizational skills and planning, a dedicated setting might allow for greater focus and concentration. In a dedicated space providers are also better able to conduct one-on-one or small group activities, monitor students, determine where additional reinforcement might be needed, and provide more individualized attention.

Interventions in dedicated settings in the school show stronger effects on self-regulation than those delivered to whole classrooms. In our evidence base, these academic interventions were often part of a larger effort to reinforce the content in other areas of the youths’ lives. For example, some programs include parent training components designed to reinforce the intervention at home and provide support in sustaining change over time.