Early childhood mental health consultation to promote positive teacher and child behaviors : a single case design




Hess, Katherine Elizabeth

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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) promotes young children's school readiness by building the capacity of the adults and systems with whom they interact. In ECMHC, consultants may work with teachers to increase their use of behaviors that enhance classroom management and teacher-child relationships, which are in turn linked to the development of children's social-emotional competence. Motivational Interviewing (MI) can be incorporated to increase teachers’ motivation to implement and maintain these behaviors. The proposed study will examine the effects of ECMHC and MI on teacher behaviors and secondary child-related outcomes using a multiple-baseline single case design. Outcomes will be analyzed using visual inspection and calculating a single-case design effect size.


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