ERIC Number: ED285103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
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School Psychologists' Responses to Academic and Behavioral Problems.
McKellar, Nancy A.; Hartshorne, Timothy S.
Research has shown that teachers desire assistance from school psychologists in dealing with student problems. A study was conducted to determine how school psychologists respond to teacher requests for assistance. Members of the National Association of School Psychologists were mailed one of six descriptions of a student from a concerned teacher. There were two descriptions each of a student with academic problems, with behavioral problems, and with a combination of academic and behavioral problems. For each type of problem, one description was of a first-grader and one was of a fourth-grader. Psychologists also received a questionnaire in which they rated the problem's similarity to those with which they normally dealt and their ability to respond to the concern. Respondents' (N=227) identification of typical teacher concerns was consistent with the expressed concerns of teachers in a separate study, suggesting that school psychologists have a good knowledge of the priority concerns of teachers. Respondents identified the described problems as typical and reported being prepared to deal with them, listing several helpful responses and resources. Respondents were most likely to offer to help teachers by gathering more information. The most common resources reported were other persons, such as school personnel and parents. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (19th, New Orleans, LA, March 4-8, 1987).