ERIC Number: ED122178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Unmet Needs--An Intervention Approach for School Children, Staff, and Parents.
Slaughter, Olive K.
Though brief, this paper provides a step-by-step outline of a technique employed for providing a more effective and efficient diagnostic-treatment model for working with children who appear destined for special class placement and/or significant adjustment difficulties. The specific objectives for each participating child are: (1) improve classroom performance; (2) develop increased personal awareness; (3) increase communication skills; (4) improve functioning within the family. Using an 18 session (9 week) group counseling format, the model requires the involvement of the classroom teacher, the parent(s), and the school psychologist, all working together as a team. Other school personnel, if available, are encouraged to participate. elements of the project include: (1) methods of identifying the children; (2) pre- and posttesting on academic and self-concept scales, as well as behavior evaluations by the teacher and parents; (3) a format for the group counseling sessions; (4) a format for weekly parent education sessions; (5) a communication system for working with the classroom teachers; (6) provision for final individual teacher and parent conferences which sum up conclusions and recommendations; and (7) a format for a brief written report which may be filed by the psychologist in the cumulative folder. At this point another school requests the project and the cycle begins again. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the International Colloquium on School Psychology *Munich, Germany, July 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document