ERIC Number: ED420971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Diagnostician. Careers in Special Education and Related Services.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Designed for high school students interested in careers in special education and related services, this leaflet discusses the role of an educational diagnostician. It describes the education and personal qualities required to become an educational diagnostician, the job outlook and advancement for a career as an educational diagnostician, and career preparation. An educational diagnostician is described as having an ability to assess and diagnose the learning problems of students, usually as part of a multidisciplinary team. They use their particular skills and areas of expertise to help make the best decisions for placing student with learning problems. They also act as key support personnel who counsel the children and consult with teachers, parents, and others on the child's progress. The exact functions of an educational diagnostician vary from state to state, as do requirements for the job. Most states that use educational diagnosticians require a master's degree for licensure and some also require several years of teaching experience. A profile of an educational diagnostician is provided to illustrate the challenges and benefits of the job. (CR)
Descriptors: Certification, Clinical Diagnosis, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Occupational Information, Special Education, Staff Role, Student Placement
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1598; toll-free telephone: 800-641-7824; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; World Wide Web: http://www.cec.sped.org/ncpse.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.