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Research Study Addresses Behavior Basics

Sue Reeves


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A research study headed by Gretchen Peacock, a Faculty Fellow at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, will examine prevention-oriented parenting strategies for misbehaviors by young children.

Interested parents will be randomly assigned to a group that begins meeting weekly on Sept. 15, or to a group that will begin in October. The first group will meet for five weeks on Mondays at 4 p.m. beginning on Sept. 15 in CPD Room 152.

Participants who attend all the sessions and complete the study measures will receive a $10 gift card.

Up to 3 Early Intervention is not part of the study, although Sue Olsen, director of exemplary services at the CPD, says Up to 3 is supportive of it. The study intervention will provide families with information about strategies to promote positive relationship building and to address problematic behaviors including noncompliance, tantrums, physical aggression, picky eating and sleep-related difficulties. Children who are currently receiving Up to 3 behavior services should not be part of the study.

For more information, contact Trisha at or (509) 948-5737.

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