ERIC Number: ED257284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Family Constellations of Mentally Retarded Individuals: The Changing Role of the School Psychologist.
Hite, Mark C.; And Others
The paper identifies some of the needs of parents of retarded children and proposes that school psychologists can promote more effective parent-school relationships. Two case studies illustrate family concerns with moderately retarded adolescents and describe interventions to provide immediate, short term solutions. The central function of the special education school psychologists is described, and six major role changes are seen to include consultation for home and school behavior, inservice training for teachers on basic family dynamics, group counseling and education on stress management, counseling of individual families as a crisis intervention, and referral to the network of other mental health professionals. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).