ERIC Number: ED263490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan to Reduce Referrals for Psychological Evaluation in the South Central Area of Dade County Schools. Practicum Report.
Trushin, Barbara Y.
This practicum report presents a plan to reduce referrals for psychological evaluations in the schools in Dade County, Florida. Three goals of the plan are identified: (1) to reduce the backlog of referrals in three elementary schools; (2) to improve the placement rate of those students who are referred; and (3) to help teachers identify children who might qualify for programs, understand state criteria for placement, and learn alternatives to testing for special education. Chapter I describes the community in which the project was implemented. Chapter II provides a description of the problem along with documentation, gives an analysis of the causes, and shows the relation of the problem to the literature. Chapter III states the anticipated outcomes and describes evaluation instruments used and the plans for analyzing results. Chapter IV discusses and evaluates possible solutions, justifies the solution selected, provides a calendar plan for implementation, and reports on the actions taken, including the conducting of three teacher in-service workshops at the target elementary schools. Chapter V presents the results of the project, conclusions, and recommendations. Appendices contain an organizational chart; referral packet forms; a map of the project area; school reports from the target schools; an analysis of open cases; data on the Exceptional Student operations; the Teacher's Handbook for Special Education; and sections on specific learning disabilities, emotionally handicapped students, and the educable mentally handicapped. Workshop forms and a list of counseling services in the project area are also given. (NRB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale. Center for the Advancement of Education.