ERIC Number: EJ1030323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Changing Resistant Consultees: Functional Assessment Leading to Strategic Intervention
Knoff, Howard M.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v23 n4 p307-317 2013
Some consultees resist implementing, or implementing with integrity, effective academic or behavioral interventions that their consultants believe are needed to resolve specific student problems. In order to address consultee resistance, it is recommended that consultants complete functional assessments to determine the underlying reasons for the resistance so that the results can be linked to strategic or intensive consultative intervention(s). Seven "high hit" reasons to explain consultee resistance are discussed: (a) a lack of knowledge or skills, (b) the need for consultative modifications, (c) difficulties with the transfer of training, (d) difficulties with the transfer due to "conditions of emotionality," (e) the lack of consultee motivation or consultant accountability, (f) inconsistency, and (g) the presence of "special situations." These are linked with possible consultative interventions that are focused on eliminating a consultee's resistance, resulting in the implementation of an effective intervention and, ultimately, in student success.
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Resistance (Psychology), Intervention, Program Implementation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Transfer of Training, Motivation, Accountability, Reliability, Fidelity, Knowledge Level
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