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ERIC Number: ED516137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Sharing Psycho-Educational Assessment Results: A Person-Centered Collaborative Approach
Buettner, Edwin G.
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Sharing assessment data in schools typically takes the form of a short meeting to report results and give recommendations to school staff and parents. Such meetings are often dominated by a one-way flow of communication; i.e., from the clinician to the child's caregivers. Drawing on the theory and practice of Person-centered Planning and collaborative consultation, this article presents a process-based alternative to this phase of the assessment process. What is proposed is a shift from "reporting" the assessment data to "integrating" these data with observations and insights from all stakeholders; i.e., empowering collaboration. An ecologically valid plan grounded in a consensus as to the student's needs is the goal of such meetings. Though each meeting is unique, inclusion of the phases of gathering, organizing, analyzing, and planning is recommended. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A