ERIC Number: ED373494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Behavioral Initiative: How Can Schools Better Serve Students with Behavioral Needs? What Families Have To Say: A Survey Report.
Pederson, Sally; Wilk, Sarah
Nineteen families participated in a telephone survey concerning how schools can better serve students with behavioral needs, including students with behavior disorders, attention deficit disorders, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, and pervasive developmental disorders. This report summarizes parent comments, with excerpts on the following concerns: effect of behavior problems on the child's education; the effectiveness of the school; behavior problems outside of school; sources of family support outside of school; effects of children with behavioral needs on family life; support received and needed from schools; dreams parents have for their children; and suggestions for schools and communities (e.g., schools are urged to train teachers in behavior management techniques and communities need to make accommodations in recreational programs). Appendices provide graphs showing participant characteristics as well as the family survey questionnaire. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.