Tootling: A Behavioral Component Analysis

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

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

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. determine which of the components of tootling are essential to its effectiveness.
  2. learn which components of tootling contribute to its effectiveness.
  3. discover how the different components of tootling increase its effectiveness.


Tootling is a multicomponent, class-wide behavioral intervention that has demonstrated effectiveness in increasing prosocial behavior, decreasing disruptive behavior, and increasing academic engaged time. However, research has yet to look at the effectiveness of the different components within tootling to determine which components are driving the effectiveness of the tootling intervention. This presentation will analyze the evidence of effectiveness of the tootling components demonstrated in past research. Future directions and limitations will also be discussed.



Kennedi J. Alstead, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Shawna Petersen-Brown, Chip Panahon, Alexandra Hilt-Panahon

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