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ERIC Number: ED228823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Current Practice in Referring Students for Psychoeducational Evaluation: Implications for Change.
Ysseldyke, James E.; And Others
Factors influencing classroom teachers' decisions to refer students for psychoeducational evaluation were investigated through data collected about actual students at the time they were referred. A report on the referral process describes responses of 105 teachers to a national survey. Specific questions of interest pertain to reasons for referral, causes of students' difficulties, changes students would have to make to fit within the regular classroom structure, and interventions attempted before the referrals were made. Relationships of these factors to student sex and the interrelationships among factors are presented. Among implications for changing the referral process are clearly delineating reasons for referral and including the teacher's role as one of the factors in the student's difficulties. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.