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Snapp, Matthew; And Others – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
A model designed first to identify and encourage available resources and then to provide consultation and direct services within the school is described. An example of how the model was utilized to respond to a crisis situation within a particular elementary school is given. The resulting program is then evaluated and implications for future…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Elementary Schools, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children
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Gilmore, George E.; Chandy, Jean M. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
The authors distributed questionnaires about the role of school psychologists to teachers, psychologists, and principals. They found that experienced teachers have higher expectations for more novel interventions such as in-school and in-class services, and that psychologists make different kinds of treatment recommendations depending upon…
Descriptors: Intervention, Principals, Psychoeducational Methods, Psychological Testing
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Erwin, William M.; Cannon, Thomas M., Jr. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
This article describes the use of tape-recorded staff conferences (staffings) in a clinic for elementary and junior high school children with learning disabilities. The tape-recorded staffings provided rapid feedback to teachers and counselors so that recommendations could be implemented immediately. Written reports were later supplied.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Feedback, Learning Disabilities, Psychological Testing
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Davis, Malcolm; Mann, Philip H. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
School psychologists must abandon their traditional ties to tests. Instead, psychologists must develop consultative and training skills. To communicate more effectively with teachers, psychologists must become more knowledgeable about the learning process. In this way they will be able to recommend particular educational strategies to teachers.…
Descriptors: Consultants, Curriculum Development, Exceptional Persons, Learning Processes
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Kulberg, Janet M.; Gershman, Elaine S. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
Initial findings in a study of school readiness are reported. Three groups of immature middle-class five year-olds matched on cognitive, psychomotor, and affective indices of readiness participated in three types of school programs: (1) delayed admission (2) experimental readiness class (3) traditional kindergarten. Significant differences…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Affective Behavior, Cognitive Ability, Environmental Influences
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Jackson, Robert M.; And Others – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
This article describes the methods and initial results of a pilot program (conducted by a team of psychologists and special educators in a rural school district) to demonstrate and evaluate the feasibility of a multidisciplinary, early-identification assessment program for handicapped children. Families were interviewed and on Community Clinic Day…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Legislation
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Victor, James B.; And Others – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
The Behavior Problem Checklist was seen as a useful way to quantify teacher judgments of first and second grade hyperactive boys' classroom behavior. The activity recorder score and vigor of play ratings (independently obtained from an experimentally designed free-play setting) were seen as salient variables in the behavior judgments that their…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Check Lists, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Cardon, Bartell; Kuriloff, Peter J. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
The authors describe the University of Pennsylvania's new program in school psychology. The philosophy of the faculty, a description of the context within which the program is offered, and a detailed description of the experience component of the student's education are given. (EK)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Degree Requirements, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Study
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Yawkey, Thomas D.; Dashiell, William L. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
Performance differences between students given preorganizers and those given postorganizers in a university course (Mathematics in Early Childhood Education) were compared. Organizers were stated in performance terms (i.e. "Given any number of stimuli the students will be able to build sets of objects having like and unlike properties").…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Early Childhood Education
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Johnson, David L. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
A conceptual model and unit of analysis were constructed to guide the systematic observation of the consequences of four modes of teacher verbal activity on the verbal performance of students. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Creative Expression, Creativity
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Schulman, Jerome L.; And Others – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
Describes a mental health program that makes use of teacher-taught materials that do not require extensive preparation by the teachers involved. The program attempts to alter personality through the use of techniques that promote education in mental health and experimentation with group and individual behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Human Relations, Mental Health Programs, Personality
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Grandy, Gordon S.; And Others – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
This study examined the effects of individual and interdependent reinforcement contingencies on two social behaviors (talking out and out-of-seat behavior) during English and Mathematics classes. Under the individual contingency a student was individually reinforced for his own lack of bad behaviors by free time; under the interdependent…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary School Students
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Halfacre, John; Welch, Frances – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
This article describes a model for changing teacher behavior in dealing with problem students. The model reflects the incorporation of learning theory techniques (pinpointing behavior, reinforcement, shaping, etc.). A step-by-step account of how a psychologist deals with a teacher concerned about a boy's cursing is given. The teacher is encouraged…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Reinforcement
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Telegdy, Gabriel A. – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
Subjects were 30 boys aged 9-12 with learning disabilities. Lower socioeconomic status (LSES) learning-disabled boys scored lower than the normal population on both verbal and performance scales of the WISC while upper-middle socioeconomic status (USES) boys scored lower only on verbal tests. USES boys scored higher than LSES boys in Performance…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests
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Houch, Cherry K.; And Others – Psychology in The Schools, 1973
This study determined reliability of the Boehm Basic Concept Test (designed to assist the primary teacher assess basic conceptual knowledge) for rural kindergarten and first grade children. They found the rural reliability to be less than that reported for urban samples especially for middle and upper class children. The reduced reliability was…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Concept Formation, Primary Education, Rural Urban Differences
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