ERIC Number: ED417370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in School Psychology-III.
Thomas, Alex, Ed.; Grimes, Jeff, Ed.
Increasingly, school services are being guided by a problem solving approach and are evaluated by the achievement of positive outcomes. This shift is explored here in 96 chapters and 11 appendices. The volume provides a comprehensive reference relating contemporary research and thought to quality professional services. Part 1, "Professional Issues," has sections on the profession and professional supervision and leadership. Topics include ethics, legal issues, governmental relationships, and maintaining professional effectiveness. Part 2, "Focus on Systems," is divided into sections on supporting system functioning, and system level interventions. Some broad-based educational interventions are also included. Part 3, "Focus on Individualized Services," contains 55 chapters, grouped under "[The] Problem Solving Approach,""Assessment Domains for Intervention Planning,""Student Interventions," and "Specific Populations." Topics include progress monitoring, designing interventions, and measuring intervention effectiveness, as well as specific interventions. Part 4 (appendices) provides ethical guidelines, standards, position statements, state certification and licensing standards, a listing of training programs, and lists of medications used to treat children and adolescents. Each chapter contains a list of citations and at least five suggested readings. (EMK)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Change Agents, Credentials, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Intervention, Models, Needs Assessment, Problem Solving, Professional Education, Public Policy, Pupil Personnel Services, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Standards, Systems Approach
National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 401, Bethesda, MD 20814-9457.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.