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Poland, Scott – School Psychology Review, 1994
Provides framework for school to guide crisis intervention efforts. Provides practical examples to assist schools in examining their resources as they develop crisis intervention teams. Outlines school safety techniques being used nationally. Contends that school crises and youth violence represent opportunity for school psychologists to provide…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Crisis Intervention, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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James, Bernard – School Psychology Review, 1994
Examines some of the key school law cases pertinent to developing policies and procedures to address campus situations that may be associated with school crime/violence. Discusses the legal concept of a reasonableness and its use on forming reactive and proactive school discipline procedures. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Crime, Discipline Policy, Elementary School Students
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Stephens, Ronald D. – School Psychology Review, 1994
Reviews some essential aspects of school safety planning. Discusses general evaluation objectives and assessment procedures, as well as a safe school planning process. Offers specific guidelines for handling violent incidents at school. Presents 25 preventive security measures that will help to lessen chances of violence occurring on campus.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Prevention
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Soriano, Marcel; And Others – School Psychology Review, 1994
Notes that incidence of violence reflects disproportionate representation of ethnic and racial minorities, especially African Americans and Latinos, as both victims and victimizers. Presents model for understanding cultures in context of American society to help school psychologists develop effective violence prevention strategies. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Black Students, Disproportionate Representation, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Waterman, G. Scott; Ryan, Neal D. – School Psychology Review, 1993
Notes that studies examining efficacy of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments of depressive and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents are relatively rare; that current clinical practice bases pharmacological treatment decisions on few existing studies, open clinical data on children and adolescents, and extrapolation from adult…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Children, Depression (Psychology)
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Short, Rick Jay; Shapiro, Steven K. – School Psychology Review, 1993
Conduct disorder represents class of chronic antisocial and disruptive behaviors that interfere with effective interaction with environment. Disorder is relatively common, well documented, and has proven to be difficult to treat successfully. Reliable correlates can be clustered into personal, family, school, and peer dimensions. Successful…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Children
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Whitaker, Dianne – School Psychology Review, 1993
Considers approaches to assessing writing disabilities that use theory-based process measures to explain discrepancies between intelligence quotient (IQ) and achievement; may define learning disabilities independent of IQ; and employ branching diagnosis based on selected tests rather than all tests in standard battery. Outlines model for using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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MacArthur, Charles; And Others – School Psychology Review, 1993
Describes basic principles and key components of model for writing instruction designed to meet needs of students with learning disabilities. Notes goals of curriculum are to develop writers who possess basic writing skills; range of cognitive and metacognitive strategies for planning, writing, and revising; and ability and motivation to use…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Models
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Phelps, LeAdelle; Cox, Deborah – School Psychology Review, 1993
Notes that prenatal exposure to cocaine may result in broad range of deficits. Reviews pharmacological properties of cocaine critical to neurological and behavioral outcomes. Delineates specific multilevel and multidisciplinary interventions with family unit. Advocates that services for each child be based on individual strengths and weaknesses…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Cocaine, Drug Abuse, Neurological Impairments
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Kramer, Jack J.; Epps, Susan – School Psychology Review, 1991
Advocates model of psychological service delivery that envisions school psychology in settings outside education agencies. Holds that university programs must accelerate efforts to train psychologists with broader range of skills by altering content and process of didactic and supervised activities. Emphasizes inservice and continuing education…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Models
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Curtis, Michael J.; Batsche, George M. – School Psychology Review, 1991
Notes that graduate training programs face challenges, as well as opportunities, in fulfillment of their responsibilities to prepare school psychologists for entry into professional practice. Examines nature and origins of potential changes facing school psychology and discusses adequacy of current training programs. Discusses future implications…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change, Childhood Needs, Children
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Schumaker, Jean Bragg – School Psychology Review, 1992
Summarizes research on whether individuals with learning disabilities exhibit social deficits characteristic of their population and whether instructional time should be spent teaching social skills conducted over 14 years by University of Kansas Institute for Research in Learning Disabilities (KU-IRLD). Describes commonalities across KU-IRLD…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Armour-Thomas, Eleanor – School Psychology Review, 1992
Examines assumptions and premises of standardized tests of mental ability and reviews extant theories and research on intellectual functioning of children from culturally different backgrounds. Discusses implications of these issues and perspectives for new directions for intellectual assessment for children from culturally different backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Cultural Differences, Culture Fair Tests
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Allen, Brenda A.; Boykin, A. Wade – School Psychology Review, 1992
Seeks to establish that contextual factors informed by certain postulated cultural experiences can influence cognitive performance of African-American children. Designs models to explain fundamental link between culture and cognition. Argues that much school failure exhibited by African-American children can be explained in terms of cultural…
Descriptors: Black Students, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gopaul-McNicol, Sharon-ann – School Psychology Review, 1992
Provides synthesis of special journal issue by showing how psychoeducational status of minority students can be enhanced if school psychologists and teachers take into consideration linguistic and cultural differences of students. Emphasizes more responsive educational approaches that match and nurture positive cultural experiences of minority…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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