ERIC Number: ED195120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Teacher-Physician Interaction in the Treatment of Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Sindelar, Paul T.; Meisel, C. Julius
Questionnaires were mailed to 300 special education teachers of learning disabled and emotionally disturbed students and to 316 pediatricians and psychiatrists to determine the extent of interaction between teachers and physicians in monitoring drug treatment effects. Analysis of teacher data suggested that physician contacts occurred very seldom, although frequency of contact was higher for hyperactivity than for other behavioral disorders. Contact frequency was also higher for teachers of seriously emotionally disturbed students, special class teachers, and teachers at the elementary level. Analysis of the physician data indicated that when physicians do obtain information from teachers, it is most often useful. Data from both groups indicated that contact was no more likely during followup than at diagnosis. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Topical Conference of The Council for Exceptional Children (Minneapolis, MN, August, 1980, Cracker Barrel 12).