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ERIC Number: EJ802104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1045-3830
School-Based Service Utilization among Urban Children with Early Onset Educational and Mental Health Problems: The Squeaky Wheel Phenomenon
Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Buckley, Jacquelyn A.; Ialongo, Nicholas S.
School Psychology Quarterly, v23 n2 p169-186 Jun 2008
Although elementary schools provide an opportunity for early identification and treatment of academic and psychological problems, relatively little is known about the types of symptoms being addressed in schools. Latent profile analysis on data from 678 urban first graders yielded 3 classes of children: nonsymptomatic (NS), internalizers and average performers (IAP), and externalizers and low performers (ELP), with different combinations of symptoms. Survival analyses conducted on the children's use of services (in Grades 1-9) indicated that students in the ELP class received mental health and special education services faster than those in the NS class, whereas IAP children were no more likely than NS children to receive services. Findings suggest that staff may be more sensitive to early educational and externalizing problems. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland