Selecting and Evaluating School-Based Interventions
A primary goal of school consultation is to help teachers select, implement, and evaluate intervention programs for children’s learning and adjustment problems. Accomplishing this goal requires that school consultants go beyond assessment and diagnosis of problems and participate in the treatment process. From our experiences as school consultants and from supervising psychologists-in-training, we realize that being involved in treatment decisions can be both rewarding and challenging. The rewards come from helping a teacher successfully implement an intervention program and seeing dramatic improvements in children’s behavior as a result. The challenging aspects of treatment stem from making what are often difficult decisions about program alternatives, tailoring programs to individual case needs, and soliciting judgments of program effectiveness from teachers, parents, and other school personnel.
KeywordsInstructional Procedure School Consultant Verbal Praise Treatment Strength Behavioral Contract
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