ERIC Number: ED204851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Privately Consulting to School Systems: Some Problems and Advice.
Rogers, George W., Jr.
Professional psychologists considering becoming consultants to school systems need to address the problems of getting contracts, managing referrals, reporting results, and handling financial and legal matters. Contracts, in the author's experience, are won less by knowing administrators than by offering low prices and performing well on initial jobs, so that customers will recommend you to other school systems. Seminars or workshops could be used in training teachers to make logical and timely referrals of students to be evaluated. When reporting the evaluation results, a consultant should include only hard data and must stress that the report is only part of constructing a student's individualized education program. A consultant will need a bookkeeping and billing system and may have to meet licensing and other requirements, but should be aware that school systems often pay their bills very slowly. (RW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in paper copy due to faint print of original.