ERIC Number: ED150765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Implementing a Child Study Center: A Manual for Adopters.
Bailey, Ralph E.
The Child Study Center (CSC) program provides diagnostic, prescriptive, and consultative intervention services to elementary and junior high school students with serious learning problems. Because of the multi-causation factor present in children with severe learning problems, the CSC concept involves an interdisciplinary team approach which focuses on the whole child in a single referral setting. Major activities include the following: collecting data on the student; conducting an in-depth, interdisciplinary study; developing composite diagnoses and prescriptions for establishing remedial plans; providing short term diagnostic treatment for determining the validity of diagnostic and prescriptive reports; and conducting activities to facilitate adequate implementation of treatment plans. The educational diagnostician, psychologist, school social worker, and speech pathologist are each responsible for an individual report of observations, findings, general recommendations, and specific instructional or behavioral suggestions. Team staffings and consultations are held to synthesize the results of individual reports into a composite whole. In addition to remediation in academic and communication skills, individual or group counseling for children and/or their parents is provided to enhance children's motivation to learn and behave more productively. (Appendixes include strategies for enhancing psychological evaluations; a listing of evaluation instruments; some reflections on the group remedial program; classroom guidelines for facilitating learning; and sample forms, records, and reports.) (SBH)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Counseling, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction
Pupil Personnel Services Demonstration Project, All Children's Hospital, 801 6th Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinellas County District School Board, Clearwater, FL.
Note: The Manual was developed as part of the Pupil Personnel Services Demonstration Project