Specialist in School Psychology
Semester of Degree Completion
J. Michael Havey
This study attempted to determine if school psychologists are more knowledgeable regarding traumatic brain injury (TBI) today than in a study conducted years ago (Mira, Meck, & Tyler, 1988). Since the Mira, et al. study a federal category has been added to special education legislation, and it was hypothesized that school psychologists would be receiving more training in this area as a result of the addition of the special education category. This study also attempted to determine if regular education teachers, special education teachers, and school psychologists differ in their knowledge of (TBI). A survey from the Mira, et al. study was replicated and sent to regular education teachers, special education teachers, and school psychologists in Illinois. The results indicate that school psychologists were not significantly more knowledgeable than in the previous study. Although school psychologists were significantly more knowledgeable than either regular or special education teachers regarding TBI, school psychologists only averaged one and a half more correct answers than the other two groups. The implications of this study are that all three groups, regular education teachers, special education teachers, and school psychologists could all benefit from additional training in this area.
Richardson, Kelly Kay, "A Study of School Personnel's Knowledge Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury" (1996). Masters Theses. 1909.