Peer Mediated Interventions

Posted on 29 Oct 2008 in Intervention, Special Education, Student Behavior | Comments Off on Peer Mediated Interventions

Peer mediated interventions have been found to be very effective in helping students with behavior challenges succeed in school. (For details see the article titled Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Students with EBD). This intervention leverages the power of a students’ peer to teach a concept or lesson, rather then the teacher.

It comes in several varieties, all are evidence-based:

  • Classwide peer tutoring
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Cross-age tutoring
  • Peer tutoring
  • Peer-assisted learning strategies
  • Peer assessment
  • Peer modeling
  • Peer reinforcement

If you have a student struggling with academics, especially a student with EBD, these interventions might be worth a try. NOTE: if the student’s behavior problem is aggression to toward peers, hold off on the peer tutoring, there are other options. Stay tuned for more of those interventions.