ERIC Number: ED240776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Guidelines for the School Psychologist: The Diagnostic Process in Mathematics, Spelling, and Written Expression.
The manual is intended to help school psychologists determine strengths and weaknesses, establish goals, and prescribe interventions for students with difficulties in mathematics, spelling, and written language. Research on sources of mathematical difficulties, theoretical bases, and hierarchies in mathematics is reviewed, procedures for formal and informal assessment (including task analysis and error pattern analysis) are discussed, and suggestions are offered for mathematics remediation. The section on spelling considers models, factors influencing performance, and specific spelling disabilities. The diagnosis of spelling problems is addressed, as is instruction/remediation based on assessment information. The final section focuses on written expression noting the sequence of skills, diagnostic considerations, and suggestions for remediation/instruction. Each section concludes with extensive appended material (e.g., check lists of skills and types of individualized instruction). (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. School Psychological Services.
Note: Appendixes have many pages with small and light print.