ERIC Number: ED303957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Related Service Personnel's Resource Guide for Supporting Programs for Emotionally Handicapped Students.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
The guide provides an information resource for related and supportive services personnel (e.g., school nurse, physical therapist, speech language pathologist) in their interactions with emotionally handicapped (EH) students. Following a definition of EH students, the first of six brief chapters discusses student characteristics, presents three profiles of EH students, and defines the concepts of continuum of services and least restrictive environment (LRE). Chapter II describes the integrated service delivery model, the role of related and supportive service personnel as participants in the individualized education program (IEP) conference, and the importance of interpersonal communication. Chapter III lists alternative responses to negative student behaviors that may occur during the assessment process, while the fourth chapter summarizes affective education and functional curriculum models and touches on the subject of grading. Behavior management is the focus of Chapter V, which outlines the range of behaviors exhibited by EH students and lists strategies and interventions used to manage behavior (behavior modification, contingency contracting, reinforcers). Chapter VI consists of 17 tips for related services personnel in dealing with students and other professionals. A bibliography is appended. (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Helping Relationship, Humanistic Education, Individualized Education Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Interprofessional Relationship, Pupil Personnel Services, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.