Collaborative Consultation in the Schools Effective Practices for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

ISBN-10: 0131178105
ISBN-13: 9780131178106
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $106.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The third of edition of "Collaborative Consultation in the Schools: Effective Practices for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems" presents the consultation as a collaborative, problem-solving endeavor. This comprehensive, yet reader-friendly book is designed to assist teachers and practitioners in working with students who have, or are at risk for, school adjustment or learning problems."" This comprehensive book offers: * In-depth case studies about a student with behavior problems, a student with learning problems, and a collaborative vignette showing the systems-change process. * Multiple interventions and strategies are woven throughout the book to emphasize the effective practices used in today's schools. * Numerous forms, charts, and activities are provided as suggestions and problem-solving information. For general education techers, special education teachers, educational administrators, and school counselors.

Overview of School-Based Consultation
Consultation and Collaboration: Definitions, Distinctions, and Characteristics
Collaborative Consultation as an Expanded Role
Recent Trends in the Training of School Consultants
Defining Characteristics of Consultation
Consultation as the Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluating of Interventions
The Triadic Nature of Consultation
Variations on the Triadic Model
The Role of Process and Content Expertise in Consultation
Frequently Asked Questions About School Consultation
Direct and Indirect Benefits
School Consultation as a Service Delivery System of Choice
Apparent Slowness of Adoption of Collaborative Consultation
Research on the Effectiveness of School Consultation
The Consultee as an Adult Learner-Collaborator
Training Consultees to Understand the Nature of Collaborative Consultation
Expectations and Preferences of Consultees
Useful Generalizations About Dealing with Consultees
Consultation in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings
The Educational Placement of Students with Disabilities
Summary
References
Models and Functional Aspects of Consultation
A Rationale for a Model
Types of Models
Two Theoretical Models
Behavioral Model
Mental Health Model
Functional Aspects of Consultation
Functional Models of School Consultation
Roles, Skills, and Activities of School-Based Consultants
Two Settings for Consultation: Individual and Team-Based
Student Study Teams
The Importance of Structure
Beyond SST: Reform as a Basis for Integrating a Teaming Philosophy
Consulting with Parents and Families
Inservice/Staff Development Activities of Consultants
Identify Needs
Setting Goals and Expectations
Presenting the ISD
Follow-up, Monitoring, and Evaluation
Summary
References
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Communication Skills
Attending
Active Listening
Being Empathetic
Being Assertive
Questioning
A Behavioral Approach to Communication
The Interview
Taking Notes, Keeping Track
Controlling the Consultative Interaction
Potential Difficulties in Communication
Evaluating Your Communication Skills
Resistance
Types of Resistance
Causes of Resistance
Resistance by Parent Consultees
Overcoming Resistance
Interpersonal Skills
Desirable Interpersonal Characteristics and Skills
Power in the Consultative Relationship
Referent Power
Expert Power
Informational Power
Recent Thinking About Power Issues in Consultation
Summary
References
Ethics and Advocacy in School Consultation
The Purpose and Importance of Ethical Reasoning
Principles of Ethical Behavior
A Problem-Solving Model for Dealing with Ethical Issues
The Council on Exceptional Children Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice
Three Example Situations
Areas of Potential Ethical Conflict
Advocacy
Summary
References
The Process of Consultation
Steps to Follow in the Consultation Process
A Generic Model of the Consultation Process
Define and Clarify the Problem
Analyze the Forces Impinging on the Problem
Brainstorm Alternative Strategies
Evaluate and Choose Among Alternative Strategies
Specify Consultant and Consultee Responsibilities
Implement the Chosen Strategy
Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Action and Recycle if Necessary
Solutions-Oriented Consultation System (SOCS)
Receipt of a Referral and Initial Thoughts About It
Initial Discussion with the Teacher
Classroom Observation
Initial Discussion with Parents
Getting Teachers and Parents Together: The SST Meeting
Assessment of the Referred Student
Planning Interventions
Implementing Interventions
Monitoring Interventions
Evaluation and Closure
Summary
References
Consulting About Students with Behavior Problems
An Orientation to the Nature of Behavior Problems
Common Reasons for Behavior Problems
Attention from Others
Child-Rearing Practices
Classroom Management Practices
Anti-Authoritarianism
Media Influence
Wanting to Have Fun or Alleviate Boredom
Disruptive Behaviors as Psychiatric Diagnoses
Poor Health
Communication Skill Deficits
Differences in Temperamental Traits
Events as Antecedents in Specific Settings
Terminology/Categorization: The DSM-IV Approach
Non-DSM-IV Category Systems
Behavioral Diagnostic Methods
Charting Methods
Rating Scales
Classroom Observations
Interviews
Determining Priorities for Intervention
General Ideas for Modifying Classroom Behavior
Classroom Rules
Contingency Management
Contracting
Non-Contingency Related Interventions
Social Skills Training
Communication (Conferencing) Methods
Seven Generalizations About Behavior Management in the Classroom
The "Best" Approach
Summary
References
Case Studies in Consultation: Behavior Problems in the Classroom
Orientation to the Cases
Hostile Teasing
Notes and Comments on Case 1
Defiance
Notes and Comments on Case 2
References
Consulting About Students with Academic Learning Problems
Introduction
Important Variables in School Learning
Assessing Reasons for Poor School Achievement
Diminished Mental Ability
Health and Sensory Factors
Motivation
Ineffective Teaching Practices
Inability to Concentrate
Emotional Disturbance
Poor Study Skills
Cultural, Socioeconomic, and Linguistic Differences
Learning Disabilities
The Role of the School Consultant
Instructional Consultation
Assessment of Problems in Learning: The RIOT
Understanding the Scope and Sequence of the Curriculum
TIES-II
Consultation About Academic Problems: Two Examples
General Ideas about Interventions for Problems in Academic Learning
Summary
References
Case Studies in Consultation: Academic Learning Problems in the Classroom
Learning Disability
Notes and Comments on Case 3
Student at Risk
Notes and Comments on Case 4
References
Systems-Level Consultation: The Organization as the Target of Change
Why Systems-Level Consultation?
District/School Organization Factors that Influence Change Efforts
The Receiving System
The Performance System
The Human Resources and People System
The Pervasive System Variables
Who Initiates Systems Change? Where Does It Come From?
Steps to Guide the Implementation of Systems Change: The DECIDE Approach
Define the Situation
Examine the Environment
Create a Goal Statement
Invent an Intervention Plan
Deliver the Action Plan
Evaluate the Intervention Action Plan
Format of the Systems-Change Case Study
Problem Statement
History of Concern
Concerned Parties
Key Trigger Incidents
Developing Initial Plans for Change
Fermentation Period
Specific Interventions
Implementation
Monitoring and Evaluating the Interventions
Changing to a Consultation-Based System of Service Delivery for General/Special Education
Summary
References
Index

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