Peer-mediated interventions with elementary and secondary school students with emotional and behavioural disorders: A literature review

Cahit Kaya, John Blake, Fong Chan

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Peer-mediated interventions (PMIs) have been shown to be effective for increasing adaptive social and academic behaviours of children and youth. Although PMI efficacy is generally well supported, there have been relatively few published intervention studies that focus on elementary, middle and high school students with emotional and behavioural disorders (EBD). The present review examines selected empirical literature in order to identify characteristics and relative efficacy of PMI. Findings of 12 peer-reviewed journal papers including research designs and outcomes were examined. Results provide support for the efficacy of PMI for improving behavioural and social skills of students with EBD. Recommendations include further research on PMI for high school students and longitudinal research of PMI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-129
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Research in Special Educational Needs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1


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  • Education

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