Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Melissa Collier-Meek

Second Advisor

Laura A. Hayden

Third Advisor

Robin S. Codding


Academic and behavior problems co-occur in students at rates higher than chance, with rates ranging from 10% to 50% (Darney, Reinke, Herman, Stormont, & Ialongo, 2013). Such comorbidities lead to an increased risk for negative symptoms, including depression, substance use, violence, and delinquency (Darney et al., 2013). Combined interventions, interventions that include dimensions of two interventions, broken down and integrated into one fluid intervention (Cook et al., 2015), are a viable option for addressing two areas of need simultaneously. The present study used a combined intervention addressing both math and social emotional learning to impact second grade students with both academic and behavioral difficulties. The combined intervention lead to improvements across both math and social emotional learning dependent variables, and slight improvements on dependent variables that measured generalization.


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