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ERIC Number: EJ799701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Strength-Based versus Traditional Social-Emotional Reports: Impact on Multidisciplinary Team Members' Perceptions
Donovan, Sarah A.; Nickerson, Amanda B.
Behavioral Disorders, v32 n4 p228-237 Aug 2007
This study examines how adding strength-based data to traditional data for a student with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) impacts multidisciplinary team (MDT) members' perceptions. The participants received either a mock Traditional Report, which included only traditional data, or a mock Combined Report, which included traditional and strength-based data. They were asked to make predictions about educational placement and short- and long-term outcomes. Report type did not have an impact on educational placement or long-term outcomes. Respondents receiving the Combined Report predicted more positive academic, social, and overall outcomes than did respondents receiving the Traditional Report. Strength-based information may improve perceptions of short-term outcomes, which may have a role in cultivating a more positive educational environment for students with EBD. (Contains 4 tables.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/behavioraldisorders/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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