ERIC Number: ED386012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
School Psychologists: Helping Special Education.
National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.
This guide presents innovative school psychological practices to help children with disabilities learn. Descriptions are provided on programs, practices, and particular cases, divided into four sections: 13 suggestions for helping students learn, 10 guidelines for helping teachers teach, 8 ideas for developing family-responsive schools, and 15 practices useful in disciplining students. It is suggested that psychologists can help students with disabilities learn through attention to such issues as motivation, attention, impulse control, and unique needs of each child. Psychologists can also help teachers to deal with behaviors in the classroom which block learning and to use practical interventions to improve learning and behavior. School psychologists can play an active role in supporting families to become partners to help their children learn. The role of psychologists in dealing with discipline issues includes reducing bullying of students with disabilities and reducing impulsive and disruptive behaviors of students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.