Barriers to Learning: The Case for Integrated Mental Health Services in Schools

Barriers to Learning: The Case for Integrated Mental Health Services in Schools

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607096375
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 07/16/2010
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Debra S. Lean has more than twenty years of experience in children's mental health and school psychology. She is the chief psychologist at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and is a member of several government-supported child and youth mental health initiatives. Vincent Colucci has more than thirty years of professional social work experience in the fields of mental health and education. His current responsibilities at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board include working with students, parents, and school personnel at the elementary and high school levels.

Table of Contents

List of Figures v

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Prologue: ABC District School Board xv

1 Barriers to Learning 1

2 Biological-Psychological Barriers to Learning 7

3 Environmental-Circumstantial Barriers to Learning 23

4 Negative Outcomes of Inadequate Intervention for Barriers to Learning 29

5 Education and Mental Health System Reforms and Barriers to Learning 39

6 School System Approaches to Barriers to Learning 51

7 Reduction, Management, and Prevention of Barriers to Learning: The School-based Integrated Support Services Model (SISSM) 69

Epilogue: ABC District School Board Revisited 87

Conclusion 93

Notes 95

References 103

About the Authors 119

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