A study of the educational therapy service in Newfoundland and Labrador

Anderson-Lane, Valerie Elizabeth (1990) A study of the educational therapy service in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

In 1986, the Department of Education in Newfoundland and Labrador developed a policy concerning its services for behavior disordered students. The teaching unit assigned to provide these services was entitled Educational Therapist. -- The purpose of this study was to examine the educational therapist's services offered to behavior disordered students. Educational therapists throughout the Province completed a survey questionnaire regarding their own background, characteristics of the children, and the interventions provided for these students. Fifty- nine therapists responded and provided information about themselves and 306 core behavior disordered children. -- The analysis of responses included the characteristics and problems of children labeled behavior disordered in these units; the nature of services and treatments being provided; the training and background of the therapists, as well as their perception of further training needs. Results indicate that educational therapists work with a variety of behavior disordered children. -- The training and background of therapists are varied and there is little consensus among those surveyed related to the role and function of the educational therapist. Results would indicate a strong need to further research the effectiveness of these positions along with their appropriate roles in the school system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1421
Item ID: 1421
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 134-145
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1990
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Behavior therapy for children--Newfoundland and Labrador; Behavior therapists--Newfoundland and Labrador

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