Supporting Teachers’ Management of Middle School Social Dynamics: The Scouting Report Process

Thomas W. Farmer, Chin Chih Chen, Jill V. Hamm, Meredith M. Moates, Meera Mehtaji, David Lee, Michelle R. Huneke

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This describes the scouting report as an approach that social and behavior intervention specialists can use to help middle-level teachers create social contexts that support productive social roles and relationships of students with disabilities. Building from research on early adolescent social dynamics and context-based interventions to support students’ adjustment in middle-level classrooms, this manuscript describes the scouting report approach as an information collection process that can be used to (a) guide the selection and tailoring of evidence-based interventions to address the social difficulties and support needs of students with disabilities and (b) manage general social dynamics in ways that promote a positive peer culture across the classroom. A step-by-step description of the scouting report process is presented along with sample scenarios to help guide intervention specialists as they provide consultation support to middle-level general education teachers who serve students with disabilities in their classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalIntervention in School and Clinic
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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