Instructional Consultation Teams: Collaborating For Change

Instructional Consultation Teams: Collaborating For Change : Collaborating For Change

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While there is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of school consultation teams for interventions with difficult or at-risk students, relatively little has been written on the implementation of such teams. This book details that process and describes the important features of the Instructional Consultation Team, including methods and instruments for evaluating student progress and system functioning.

Instructional Consultation Teams functions as a handbook for change. The authors convincingly argue that the improvement of schools' response to at-risk students requires major modifications in the school culture, and to engender that change professionals need special skills. Bringing together literature on school consultation and school change, this volume enables the school-based professional who takes the role as change facilitator not only to implement new, more effective services, but also to ensure that the services become established functions of the school system.
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  • Hardback | 234 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.7 x 21.1mm | 489.89g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1572300132
  • 9781572300132

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While there is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of school consultation teams for interventions with difficult or at-risk students, relatively little has been written on the implementation of such teams. This book details that process and describes the important features of the Instructional Consultation Team, including methods and instruments for evaluating student progress and system functioning. Bringing together literature on school consultation and school change, this volume enables the school-based professional who takes the role as change facilitator not only to implement new, more effective services, but also to ensure that the services become established functions of the school system.
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"School reform has not done a good job in enhancing classroom teachers' ability to handle common learning and behavior problems. To address this deficiency, the authors not only propose the concept of a school-based Instructional Consultation Team, they provide detailed guidelines for creating and institutionalizing this approach. Their extensive experience in developing ICT's shines through on every page. The work serves to elevate consultation in schools to the level of a tool for fundamental systemic change. As such, it should help reduce the demand for special services, increase the efficacy of mainstreaming, and eliminate a host of preventable problems." --Howard Adelman, PhD, Professor of Psychology, UCLA "This book will be an essential resource for school teams who desire to engage in the process of changing practices in fundamental ways. Drs. Rosenfield and Gravois have met the goal of successfully bringing together information from the literatures on school change and school consultation in a way that will be very helpful to readers. They provide detailed, practical information on achieving systematic and lasting change in practice." --Janet L. Graden, PhD, Professor & Director, School Psychology Program, University of Cincinnati .,."an easy-to-read resource that can best be described ad a how-to book for cultivating collaboration. Perhaps the biggest assets for professionals reading this text are institionalize collaborative teams within the culture of the workplace. These will be of definite benefit to personnel in school systems currently enduring the growing pains associated with transforming segregated special education programs into inclusive educational opportunities for all students. ...contains valuable information for any professional committed to developing collaborative relationships, especially those interfacing with adult service and rehabilitation programs." --"Rehabilitation Education" ..."an easy-to-read resource that can best be described ad a how-to book for cultivating collaboration. Perhaps the biggest assets for professionals reading this text are institionalize collaborative teams within the culture of the workplace. These will be of definite benefit to personnel in school systems currently enduring the growing pains associated with transforming segregated special education programs into inclusive educational opportunities for all students. ...contains valuable information for any professional committed to developing collaborative relationships, especially those interfacing with adult service and rehabilitation programs." --"Rehabilitation Education"
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About Todd Gravois

Sylvia A. Rosenfield, PhD, is Professor in the School Psychology Program and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services of the University of Maryland in College Park. In addition to this book, she is the author of Instructional Consultation and other publications on consultation services. Todd A. Gravois, PhD, is School Psychologist and Resource Specialist for the Instructional Consultation Team Project in the Howard County Public Schools in Maryland. He has extensive experience in developing and evaluating instructional consultation teams.
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