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Hanley, Tom V. – School Psychology Review, 2003
Elias, Zins, Graczyk, and Weissberg (2003) have written a concise summary of the daunting challenges and possible solutions to improve outcomes for students with mental health needs. As a special educator, the author wants to focus his comments on the potential benefits of school-wide approaches for students with the greatest psychosocial needs.…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Special Education Teachers, Child Development
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Browder, Diane M.; Lentz, Frances E. – School Psychology Review, 1985
Severely handicapped students who demonstrate severe skill regression during school breaks, and inordinate time to recoup, require extended school year services. A framework and rationale for research development to provide guidance for services to students is described. Research to identify objective methods to determine eligibility and evaluate…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Extended School Year
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Genshaft, Judy L.; Flanagan, Dawn P. – School Psychology Review, 1997
Purpose of mini-series is to present current conceptualizations of the structure of intelligence, new research on human cognitive abilities and their interpretations, and pertinent, practical considerations regarding the use of intelligence tests in schools. Discusses educational-policy issues as well as diagnostic and treatment-utility issues.…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Educational Policy, Group Testing, Intelligence Tests
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Cullinan, Douglas; And Others – School Psychology Review, 1986
State definitions of behavior disorder were analyzed and compared to results of a survey completed several years ago. In many ways the definitions remained constant, but important changes were also noted, including a trend toward similarity to the federal term and definition of "seriously emotionally disturbed." (LMO)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Dwyer, Kevin P.; Gorin, Susan – School Psychology Review, 1996
Explosive changes in social, demographic, economic, and ideological factors in America require public education to respond with its own changes to assure competent citizens for the 21st century. School psychologists play an active role in school reform. Too frequently, school psychologists have been limited to testing to the exclusion of other…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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Franklin, Mel – School Psychology Review, 1996
Raises the questions of where school psychologists fit into school reform and whether they have the organizational knowledge and skill to contribute to this comprehensive process. Critical to success of programs is the use of a collaborative problem-solving consultative model, which incorporates a four-stage process: problem identification,…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Organizational Change, Problem Solving
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Kaiser, Steven M.; Woodman, Richard W. – School Psychology Review, 1985
In placement decisions necessitated by PL 94-142, the multidimensional team approach may be hindered by group problems. The more structured nominal group technique (NGT) is suggested. NGT has six steps: silent, written generation of ideas; round robin reporting; group discussion for clarification; preliminary priority vote; discussion; and final…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics
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Leonard, Judith; Turnbull, Ann P. – School Psychology Review, 1981
Recognizing the changing role of parents of handicapped children in the educational planning process, the advocacy roles and responsibilities for parent involvement are identified and discussed in light of their implications for school psychologists. Materials available to assist in the training of parents are presented. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs