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ERIC Number: EJ1015391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Examining Teachers' Perceptions of Social-Emotional and Behavioral Referral Concerns
Briesch, Amy M.; Ferguson, Tyler D.; Volpe, Robert J.; Briesch, Jacquelyn M.
Remedial and Special Education, v34 n4 p249-256 Jul-Aug 2013
Although a number of empirical studies have investigated the nature of school-based referrals, predominant focus has been on referrals for psychoeducational evaluation, and social-emotional and behavioral concerns have typically been too broadly defined to provide insight into the specific problems encountered. This study aimed to identify the range of social-emotional and behavioral concerns for which teachers sought assistance from school-based intervention teams. Responses received from 154 classroom teachers nationwide indicated that defiance was the most common reason for referral, followed by inappropriate physical behavior, aggression, and social/relational problems. Referrals due to concerns with externalizing problems and attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-related behaviors were significantly more common at the elementary level, whereas those related to internalizing problems were more prevalent in secondary schools. The most common outcome was a request for formal assessment, followed closely by consultation with a specialist. Limitations of this study, as well as implications for educators, are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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