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ERIC Number: ED435934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 44
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ClassMaps: Reliability and Validity of a School Wide Mental Health Consultation Program.
Doll, Beth; Zucker, Steve; Brehm, Katherine
A lack of supportive infrastructures in regular education classrooms can cause students with disabilities to flounder. Moving students with disabilities into inclusive classrooms has meant that special educators have less control over managing the factors that foster student success. "ClassMaps" is a strategy for reinstating supportive elements into regular education classrooms that contain students with disabilities. It seeks to enhance academic and vocational success and reduce the need for pull-aside services for a large number of students with disabilities by raising the social and affective quality of the full-inclusion classrooms. It is a whole class mental health consultation model that makes the social and emotional elements of classrooms visible so that educators can assess the impact of affective supports they provide. Early experiences with the "ClassMaps" model have provided promising evidence of the probes' utility and value. The evidence suggests that the consultation model is useful to teachers solving real problems of practice that occur within their schools. Results do show a need for revision of the Peer Relationship probe to insure broader dispersion of scores, enhanced representation of isolation as well as conflict issues, and enhanced reliability. (Contains 97 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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