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Best Practices: Data-Based and Collaborative Decision Making

Best Practices: Data-Based and Collaborative Decision Making


First in the new Best Practices series, this book is the basis for understanding methods that permeate all aspects of service delivery by school psychologists. Uncover the framework of school psychological services; analyze problems and data sets; assess and intervene against a number of common issues and behaviors; and learn to collaborate and consult with peers on cases.

This staple resource guides you to:

  • View problem-solving and multitiered services from all angles
  • Follow data-based methods for developing and monitoring services
  • Apply techniques in academic and behavioral assessment
  • Assess children with disabilities and special needs
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively within a school setting
  • Understand major models and methods of consultation

Topics include:

  • ADHD assessment
  • Behavioral and ecological consultation
  • Curriculum-based evaluations
  • Diagnosis of mental health and academic difficulties
  • Early identification and services for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Effective collaboration and communication
  • Functional behavior assessments
  • High-functioning ASD
  • Implementing RTI
  • Instructional support teams
  • Internal consultation in MTSS
  • Math and language assessment and interventions
  • Mental health consultations
  • Multitiered systems of support (MTSS)
  • Play assessment and interventions
  • Universal screenings
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