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Dufrene, Brad A.; Kazmerski, Jennifer S.; Labrot, Zachary – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act requires that functional behavior assessments be conducted under certain circumstances for students with disabilities. Functional assessments may include indirect assessments (e.g., rating scales, interviews), direct-descriptive assessments (e.g., direct observations with conditional…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Developmental Disabilities, Meta Analysis, Disabilities
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Allen, Ryan A.; Hanchon, Timothy A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
The federal definition of emotional disturbance (ED) provides limited guidance to educational professionals charged with making Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act eligibility determinations. Despite calls to revise the definition, the ED category remains largely unchanged nearly four decades after being codified into…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Emotional Disturbances, Eligibility, School Psychologists
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Cunningham, Melissa M.; Wodrich, David L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Two prior studies showed that giving teachers more information about a student's illness led them to make better attributions about that student's classroom problems and better classroom accommodations. In this study, 235 teachers appraised academic competence and judged whether to seek help or make a referral for a hypothetical student with type…
Descriptors: Referral, School Psychologists, Diabetes, Decision Making