ERIC Number: ED300964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Functional and Practical Application Strategies for the Psychiatric Reports of School Age Special Needs Children through Inservice Training.
Kincade, Bonita Louise
This practicum project sought to improve the care of students with cognitive dysfunction through more effective interdisciplinary collaboration of mental health and education professionals. The project's objectives included increasing child psychiatric residents' knowledge of educational programs, and having consultation reports indicate inclusion of the components of a functional approach checklist designed to be included with each evaluation report sent to a school setting. A seminar was developed and presented to the child psychiatric staff in training at a medical college/hospital. The seminar covered the purpose of assessments, adaptive strategies in assessments, steps in creating developmental linkages, and a case study outlining assessment results and the individualized education program derived from the assessment. Using a pretest/posttest procedure, 19 of 20 residents showed a marked increase in their knowledge of the need for linkage between assessment and educational programming. Appendices include copies of questionnaires and questionnaire results, the pretest/posttest and results, the functional approach checklist, an outline for the seminar lecture and accompanying overhead projector sheets, a seminar handbook, and a seminar evaluation form and evaluation results. (JDD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Higher Education, Hospital Personnel, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Education, Institutional Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Intervention, Medical Students, Mental Health, Psychiatric Services, Psychiatrists, Student Evaluation, Teachers, Teamwork
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. Appended materials contain small print.