Examining SEL Intervention Outcomes for K–1 Students at Risk

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. discuss the efficacy of a social–emotional curriculum designed for K–1 students at risk for EBD.
  2. identify effective components of Tier 2 SEL interventions.
  3. evaluate the integration of SEL curricula and academics, such as literacy instruction.


The purpose of this poster is to present the findings of an efficacy study of an SEL intervention designed for K–1 students at-risk for EBD. SELF is a Tier 2 curriculum that embeds SEL instruction within dialogic reading. Results suggest significant positive outcomes for teacher-rated executive function, SEL competencies, emotion regulation, and direct assessment of SEL vocabulary for students who received SELF instruction. Participants will discuss effective SEL intervention components and implementation factors.



Delaney Boss, University of Florida
Jessica Vezzoli, University of Florida


Ann P. Daunic, PhD, Nancy L. Corbett, PhD


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