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ERIC Number: ED334779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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The Prereferral Process: A Positive Intervention.
Peca, Kathy
The prereferral process for intervention with students who might be candidates for special education can provide indirect services outside of the special education system and has benefits for teachers, parents, and students. During the prereferral process the classroom teacher remains the pivotal professional. Teachers observe the student's problems and coordinate with each other in developing identification standards and a non-threatening trial intervention. The prereferral process also stresses parental involvement at an early stage of intervention and predisposes the parent to a cooperative position. Students are benefitted by consistency of behavioral and academic expectations, inclusion in the intervention and evaluation process, and early identification of problems putting them at risk. Provision of a formal intervening step through the prereferral process allows earlier identification of problems, encourages a school climate of collegiality, and fosters parental and student involvement. Includes 7 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A