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ERIC Number: EJ1011081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Evolution, Not Revolution: School Psychologists' Changing Practices in Determining Specific Learning Disabilities
Unruh, Susan; Mckellar, Nancy A.
Psychology in the Schools, v50 n4 p353-365 Apr 2013
The profession of school psychology has been impacted by the response to intervention (RTI) model in various ways. RTI data are being used to make decisions regarding academic and behavioral interventions and to make eligibility determinations in comprehensive evaluations conducted by multidisciplinary teams. A survey of almost 400 school psychologist practitioners reveals a changing landscape in terms of school psychologists' methods of determining eligibility for specific learning disabilities (SLD) in RTI site and non-RTI site schools. The survey also brings to light differences between numbers of initial evaluations and levels of challenge and job satisfaction. Implications of these changes and future directions for research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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