ERIC Number: ED329043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-14
Bridging the Communication Gap between the Private Sector and Special Education through Consultation Strategies Regarding Latency-Aged Children Diagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder.
This practicum sought to reduce the number of inappropriate referrals to a rural school system's Special Education Department from the private sector, by increasing the private sector's knowledge of eligibility criteria for learning disability services. A school social worker conducted individualized consultations with clinicians in the private sector throughout the county, and a pamphlet describing the distinction between learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder was provided. The 32 clinicians exhibited mastery of the content when assessed by a 10-item instrument measuring knowledge of criteria for learning disability services. Results concerning reduction of the number of inappropriate referrals were inconclusive. Appendices contain a referral form, eligibility requirements for learning disability and attention deficit disorder, a copy of the assessment instrument, a copy of the pamphlet, and other materials. (Approximately 50 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.