ERIC Number: ED317016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Services Consultant Model.
Tarwater, James R.; Schmidt, Susan
This report describes the Integrated Services Consultant Model (ISCM) and the strategies used in implementing the model in 12 elementary schools in southern California. A reprint from the November 1986 issue of "Focus on Exceptional Children" of an article by Lenny Reisberg and Ronald Wolf titled "Developing a Consulting Program in Special Education: Implementation and Interventions," is presented as background information. The concerns which led to development of the ISCM, its advantages, and its goals are outlined. The report then presents: (1) procedures for staff to use when initiating pre-referral intervention and when making a student referral for assessment and determination of eligibility for special education; (2) responsibilities of the specialist consultants and examples of their services to teachers and students; (3) a copy of a proposal to reform special education, presented by the State Director of Special Education to the Advisory Commission on Special Education, covering student identification, assessment, curriculum, and service delivery; (4) components of an integrated program plan, including person(s) responsible and a timeline; (5) specific procedures for implementation of the model by the reading specialist, language/speech/hearing specialist, and the resource specialist; and (6) various administrative forms, including a consultant referral form and a pupil progress form. The report concludes with an outline of the positive aspects of the resource consultant model and a set of suggestions on how other schools may introduce and implement the model at their own sites. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Bay Union School District, Imperial, CA.