ERIC Number: ED273056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
ACRES Rural Inservice Module Consultation--A Resource for Educators.
American Council on Rural Special Education.; Education Service District 101, Spokane, WA.
The resource guide is intended to promote positive relationships among special and regular class teachers in rural areas. An introductory section reviews consultation in the educational setting, noting common practices and errors in the consultation process. Seven components of the consulting process are discussed: (1) identification of students with special needs (pre-referral checklists); (2) consultation services provided by school psychologists (guidelines for working with students with learning problems, classroom management suggestions); (3) use of services of communication disorders specialists (overview of speech and language delays, alternative service delivery systems); (4) use of educational consultants in the regular classroom (special education information network); (5) consultants for hearing and visually impaired students in the mainstream (special equipment, low vision aids); (6) occupational and physical therapists as classroom consultants; and (7) social work consulting (home visits). A section on integrating special programs and a teacher's guide for structuring questions to administrators concludes the guide. (CL)
Descriptors: Consultants, Consultation Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Resource Materials, Rural Areas
American Council on Rural Special Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Rural Special Education.; Education Service District 101, Spokane, WA.
Note: Printed on colored paper.