ERIC Number: EJ1173184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Why Do School Psychologists Cling to Ineffective Practices? Let's Do What Works
VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.
School Psychology Forum, v12 n1 p44-52 Spr 2018
This article considers the cost of poor decision making in school psychology, especially with regard to determining eligibility for special education under the category of specific learning disability. One common costly decision made by school psychologists is failing to use evidence-based assessment and intervention procedures that are likely to be of benefit to the student. VanDerHeyden comments on the direction of the field and discusses possible reasons that school psychologists continue to use practices that have not demonstrated a benefit for students. She then suggests specific ways in which school psychologists might overcome barriers to using effective assessment and intervention practices in schools.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness, Decision Making, Eligibility, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Failure, Barriers, Counselor Training, Instructional Improvement, Knowledge Level, Accountability, Response to Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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