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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

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Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Second Advisor

Michelle Barron-Albers

Third Advisor

Amy Christensen

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Interdependent Group Contingency, Disruptive Behavior


Managing disruptive behaviors of students with emotional and behavioral disorders can be a significant challenge for teachers, impacting academic achievement and instructional time. Research has well-established the negative effects of such behaviors, highlighting the need for effective interventions. Group contingency interventions such as Interdependent Group contingencies, have shown promise in reducing behaviors and the prospect of improving academic performance. Interdependent Group Contingencies involve rewarding students based on their behavior, with positive reinforcement for minimizing inappropriate behaviors, enhancing academic performance, and staying on task. Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of group contingency intervention for students of different ages, including preschoolers. Interdependent Group Contingencies have also been successful in improving academic achievement and reducing disruptive behaviors in students with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders.



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