ERIC Number: ED257001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Child Neuropsychological Elements in School Psychology Graduate Training.
Dean, Raymond S.
This paper contends that school psychologists often are expected to reconcile, interpret, and evaluate the cognitive and behavioral functioning of children with neurologically related disorders. In this light, it is suggested that students in graduate programs in school psychology could benefit from specialized education and experience in applied neuropsychology. A neuropsychology graduate training model, which capitalizes on the applied psychometric and learning theory emphasis in school psychology training, is offered as an accent to school psychology. The objective of this training is presented as the preparation of psychologists who could apply neuropsychological principles to the understanding of problems which arise as the child interacts with the educational process. The 5-year doctoral training model is presented in outline form. Courses are listed for two semesters per year for the first 4 years, with the fifth year dedicated to an internship and dissertation. A list of neuropsychology elective courses is included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).