ERIC Number: ED302782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Changes in School Psychology Practice: A Five Year Update.
Smith, Douglas K.; Mealy, Nathan S.
In an attempt to assess changes in the practice of school psychology over the past 5 years, practicing school psychologists who responded to the National School Psychology Questionnaire (NSPQ) in 1982 were resurveyed. School psychologists (N=322) provided current demographic information and information on their desired and actual activities. Responses from the present administration of the NSPQ were compared to responses from the 1982 administration. The results revealed that time devoted to assessment decreased since 1982 (52% versus 54%) and time devoted to intervention increased (26% versus 23%), while time in consultation (18%) and research (<1%) remained constant. Consistent with the 1982 results, a decrease in assessment was desired along with increases in intervention, consultation, and research. In 1987, more time was devoted to nonhandicapped students (20% versus 17%) and less time was spent working with preschool students (5% versus 7%). (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (96th, Atlanta, GA, August 12-16, 1988).