Saturday, January 23, 2010

Informed Consent

The process of giving clients the information they need to make an informed choice about whether to consent and participate in treatment given its risks and benefits.

Given X presenting problem(s) or diagnosis, I recommend the following intervention(s) or treatment(s): ____________. I understand the risks of treatment and pulling your child out of class to be ________ and the benefits are ____________ based on current research and my own experience working with children in similar circumstances.

"Possibly the most intriguing part of Werner's resiliency research are her findings about reading skills. She found that fourth grade reading skills were a key indicator of resilience - the higher the reading score, the more resilient the child.

She encourages parents, teachers and schools to put their resources into improving reading skills. It appears to be a more effective way of fostering resilience in children than putting money into "self-esteem" programs that emphasize "feeling good," rather than academic success and life skills."

How do we make sure our interventions match or beat the effect of what students are getting in class?

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