ERIC Number: ED185708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Emotionally Disabled Pupils: Data and Decision Making.
Smith, Carl R.; Grimes, Jeff
Designed as a resource for professionals involved in the identification of children with emotional disabilities, the document is a compilation of 10 papers presented at a workshop on the topic. "Identification of Emotionally Disabled Pupils--An Overview" by C. Smith provides a definition of emotionally disturbed students. "Setting Analysis Data in the Identification of Emotionally Disabled Pupils" by L. Miller focuses on the need for analysis to be integrated with information about the individual, social, and etiological factors. D. Sodac's paper, "The Use of Behavior Rating Scales in the Identification of Emotionally Disabled Pupils" discusses 10 commercially available or high utility rating scales. "The Use of Objective Observational Data in the Identification of Emotionally Disabled Pupils" by G. Fitzgerald traces the development of the procedure and discusses techniques. M. Shepp in "The Use of the Clinical Interview in the Assessment of Self-Concept and Affective State" presents theory and practical applications of the use of the interview technique. "Biobehaviorism--A Review of Biological Factors Which Affect Children's Behavior" by G. Harper discusses biochemical problems of emotionally disturbed children. "Academic Assessment in the Identification of Emotionally Disabled Pupils" by P. Rootes surveys potential instrumentation. Other papers are: "The Use of Home/Family Data in the Identification of Emotionally Disabled Pupils" (L. Pool); "Social Functioning Data" (J. Tewksbury); and "Translating Data into Decision Making" (K. Gerken). (PHR)
Descriptors: Achievement, Behavior Rating Scales, Biological Influences, Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Definitions, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Family Influence, Identification, Informal Assessment, Interviews, Social Influences, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.; Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Midwest Regional Resource Center.
Note: Papers presented at a workshop (Ankeney, IA, April 1979).