Initiative Description: An intervention using attribution retraining and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to promote positive learning experiences and outcomes for students. This pilot study investigated the viability of strengthening an AR intervention by incorporating techniques of CBT, such as the analysis of self-talk and teaching coping skills. As part of the current study, small groups of five to seven students were withdrawn from their classrooms to participate in hourly lessons each week across a single school term. A provisional school psychologist ran these sessions.
Study Results: Improved reading levels
Reference: Chodkiewicz, A. R., & Boyle, C. (2016). Promoting positive learning in Australian students aged 10- to 12-years-old using attribution retraining and cognitive behavioral therapy: A pilot study. School Psychology International, 37(5), 519-535.
Level of Evidence: Very Good