ERIC Number: ED303958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Social Worker's Resource Guide for Supporting Programs for Emotionally Handicapped Students.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
The guide is intended to serve as an information resource for school social workers in their interactions with emotionally handicapped (EH) students and their teachers. Following a definition of the EH student, the first of six brief chapters uses a question-and-answer format to discuss the role of the social worker in student assessment and the individualized education program (IEP) meeting, including a typical agenda and examples of case conference materials. The IEP is the focus of the second chapter, and a sample IEP form is provided. Chapter III outlines the range of behaviors exhibited by EH students and discusses behavior management strategies and interventions (behavior modification, contingency contracting, reinforcers). The role of the social worker in facilitating behavior management plans and goals is described, and sample report forms and checklists are provided. Chapter IV summarizes affective education and provides a list of relevant readings. The importance of interprofessional and parent communication is highlighted in Chapter V, while a final chapter consists of 31 tips for social workers in dealing with students and teachers. Three appendices deal with the topics of parental rights, continuum of services, and the placement process. A glossary and bibliography conclude the document. (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Helping Relationship, Humanistic Education, Individualized Education Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Interprofessional Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Pupil Personnel Services, School Social Workers, Student Characteristics, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.