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Behavioral Health

Poor social skills, emotional health issues, and behavioral health problems are on the rise among students in general education settings. Students with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders, with learning disabilities, and those who experience acute or chronic trauma often face serious behavioral and academic challenges. Some sources estimate that about one-third of students fail to learn because of psychosocial problems that interfere with their ability to engage in instructional activities.

By evaluating school-based behavioral health interventions and professional development efforts, SRI provides high-quality evidence and actionable recommendations for improving students’ behavior and academic competencies. Our goal is to help district and school personnel develop supportive environments and implement effective strategies and policies that promote positive behavior, enhance protective factors, increase academic engagement, and improve academic performance.


Effectiveness Study of Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Students to Problem Solve

Effectiveness Study of Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Students to Problem Solve

Efficacy Study of Foundations, School-wide Positive Discipline for Middle Schools

Foundations is a comprehensive approach to behavior management that guides school staff in designing a proactive and positive schoolwide discipline plan. Foundations is designed to help educators and support staff expand skills in effective supervision, discipline, positive behavior support, and...

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Success Predictors in Postsecondary STEM Education and Employment for Students with Autism

SRI examined data on 900 young adults with autism to characterize their school and career choices after high school.

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Factors in Positive Outcomes for Children & Youth with Autism

SRI examined the effectiveness of academic, social/behavioral, and vocational interventions for students with autism.