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ERIC Number: ED127287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Teachers Voice Needs for School Psychological Services: A Needs Assessment Survey.
DeMeis, Joseph L.; Leda, David
Because of the increasing number of certified school psychologists being employed to provide direct psychological services to West Virginia's county school systems, a study was conducted to determine what kinds of services are needed in order to help those children experiencing academic and/or adjustment difficulties in the classroom. Between September and November, 1975, a Needs Assessment Survey was devised, piloted, and tested in three West Virginia County School systems that were receiving services from a certified school psychologist for the first time. The assessment instrument was introduced to 78 elementary and junior high school teachers by their school psychologist at a teachers' meeting; it was completed and returned the same day. The Needs Assessment Survey consisted of an open-ended question and nineteen psychological services to be rated on a scale from 1 to 5. An analysis of the date obtained indicates that teachers want to be an integral part of the assessment and subsequent educational planning for children referred to the school psychologist. The results imply that teachers do not feel their needs for psychological services are being fully met by professionals who do not discuss a child's difficulties with them, do not include them in planning an appropriate educational program for the child, and do not provide follow-up services and restructing of recommendations to meet the changing needs of the child. The teachers also feel a need for services other than the individual assessment of children, such as parent education, counseling, tutor training, acting as a resource person, and serving as an agent of educational change. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia