Evaluation of the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) Program: A Conceptual Replication

Investigators: Joshua Langberg, Ph.D. & Thomas Power and Jenelle Nissley-Tsiopinis at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Funding: Institute of Education Sciences (IES) - R305A190222 - 07/01/19 – 06/30/24

Dr. Langberg developed the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention. With support from IES, Dr. Langberg received stakeholder input to develop the intervention (e.g., school counselors and school psychologists), pilot tested the intervention, and conducted a large randomized controlled trial (RCT). The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) published the HOPS treatment manual for school clinicians and for a version for parents - https://www.nasponline.org/books-and-products/products/books/titles/hops-for-parents. Many interventions have been evaluated under controlled conditions, called efficacy trials, but few have been tested under real world conditions. In this study, CHOP is testing the HOPS intervention under real world conditions in Philadelphia and surrounding area schools. Dr. Langberg and his graduate students will provide brief training for school clinicians and access to the manual and resources on the HOPS website - hopsintervention.com. The school clinicians will then implement the manual however they think will work best in their schools (e.g., some sessions or all sessions, individual or small group) and with the students they think could benefit. CHOP will study whether the intervention is implemented with fidelity and the impact the intervention has under these real world conditions.