ERIC Number: ED304822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
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Roles and Functions of the Psychologist in Special Education.
The paper, intended for a Chinese audience, examines roles and functions of the school psychologist in special education in the United States in the context of federal and state (Maryland) legislation and in correctional institutions. Some of the minimum roles of the school psychologist are to serve on the preplacement team, conduct student assessments, provide assessment information, and participate in student evaluation and program planning on the evaluation team. Additional roles may involve crisis intervention and consultation. Obstacles to the expansion of the school psychologist function include lack of training in specific skill areas and the large amount of time required by the assessment function. The role of the school psychologist in correctional institutions is additionally hampered by the need for security; the high numbers of disabled youth, particularly learning disabled youth, in corrections; the lack of adequate staff; and the lack of continuity in staff. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared For the U.S. Criminal Justice Exchange to the People's Republic of China (November 1987).