ERIC Number: ED419328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Regional Consulting Center To Assist School Personnel in Working with Early Adolescents with Attention Deficit Disorders.
Shapiro, Edward S.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Regional Consulting Center for Early Adolescents with Attention Deficit Disorders, a personnel training project for teachers and related services personnel working with students with attention deficit disorders (ADD) in the 5th through 9th grades. The program emphasized collaborative consultation among students and teachers, teachers and consultants, and school personnel and parents. The Center provided three levels of service. At Level 1, a series of 2-day inservice programs were repeated three times per year. At Level 2, on-site consultative services to referring districts within a 50-mile radius of Lehigh University (Pennsylvania) were offered. Level 3 services involved regional, statewide, and national dissemination of the model, follow-up consultation with participating school districts, and provision of advanced training, including week-long summer institutes. A total of 57 school districts participated. Consultation and intervention services were provided to a total of 761 students. The project had direct contact with 2,436 school-based personnel, including 492 parents. Follow-up data three months after consultation services from 43 districts showed that 71 percent were using the recommended intervention three months later. Individual sections of the report describe the program's objectives, results, and recommendations. Appended is the evaluation report for the second year of the project. (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Early Adolescents, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Models, Outreach Programs, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Education, Regional Programs, Secondary Education, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA.