ERIC Number: ED128717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Psychological Services Program for Elementary Schools Coordinated and Operated by College Undergraduates.
This paper describes a project designed to improve the delivery of psychological services in elementary schools. One component of the project involves individual undergraduate college students as "associates." As an associate, the student contributes to, or performs, all measures offered by the given school for children evidencing problems. Therapeutic collaboration with individual teachers is the associates' main responsibility. Although outcome measures did not evidence any program impact in comparison with control schools, it was found that the associates were performing competently, gaining acceptance by school personnel and establishing good rapport with families. This paper concludes with suggestions for the further training of such paraprofessionals. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (New York, N.Y., April, 1976); not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.