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ERIC Number: EJ854375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
School Psychologist Involvement in Transition Planning: A Comparison of Attitudes and Perceptions of School Psychologists and Transition Coordinators
Lillenstein, David J.; Levinson, Edward M.; Sylvester, Christina A.; Brady, Erin E.
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v29 n1 p4-16 Fall 2006
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of school psychologists and transition coordinators toward current involvement and importance of involvement of school psychologists in transition planning. An adaptation of a survey designed by Staab (1996) was used to assess the attitudes of school psychologists (N = 125) and transition coordinators (N = 66) in Pennsylvania and included transition-related tasks within the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) categories of Consultation, Assessment, Direct Services, and Program Planning/Evaluation (NASP, 1992). Results indicate that school psychologists and transition coordinators report similar ratings of involvement and importance. Most significantly, both school psychologists and transition coordinators reported greater ratings for importance than for involvement indicating that both groups believe that school psychologists should be more involved in transition planning than they are currently. Implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania