Reciprocal Peer Monitoring to Increase Appropriate Classroom Behaviors

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. determine the characteristics of reciprocal peer monitoring and its components.
  2. create free materials to implement reciprocal peer monitoring.
  3. identify future areas of research for reciprocal peer monitoring.


Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) present challenging behaviors that often lead to school removals. This can lead to placements in alternative schools with other children presenting with similar behaviors. Reciprocal peer monitoring provides a class-wide intervention where students cooperate to earn points for appropriate behaviors are given peer-to-peer feedback. Results demonstrated increased appropriate classroom behaviors and decreased disruptions.



Cara L. Dillon, University of Cincinnati
Kavya Kandarpa, University of Cincinnati
Emma DenBleyker, University of Cincinnati


Skyler VanMeter, Megan K. Leamon, Julia N. Villarreal, Mary K. Gerrard


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