Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/71417
Type: Journal article
Title: Teachers' opinions of interdisciplinary reports: The Children's Assessment team
Author: Roberts, R.
Moar, K.
Scott, R.
Citation: Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 2011; 11:39-59
Publisher: University of Newcastle
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1446-5442
1446-5442
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Rachel M. Roberts, Kathy Moar, & Rhys Scott
Abstract: There has been almost no investigation of reports produced by interdisciplinary teams. Feedback was obtained from 30 teachers regarding a typical (but fictional) report written by the Children‟s Assessment Team at Flinders Medical Centre. Quantitative and thematic analysis revealed that the same features that contribute to the effectiveness of a psychological report were relevant to inter-disciplinary reports. Readability, explanation of technical terms, use of behavioural examples and an initial summary paragraph were cited as useful report components. While teachers appreciated the clarity and detail of the report, they requested more detailed, concrete recommendations for interventions within a classroom setting.
Keywords: interdisciplinary reports; psychological reports; developmental; Aspergers; effectiveness
Rights: © School of Education, Faculty of Education & Arts, University of Newcastle
RMID: 0020116948
Published version: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/journal/ajedp/previous-issues/volume-11.html
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