PO010: Children of Deployed Parents: Implications for Consulting with Teachers


Do children with deployed military parents have unique educational needs? Find out what teachers think and the perceived impact of deployment on the academic and social/emotional functioning of students. School psychologists will also learn what factors associated with teachers (specific training, years of experience, personal military affiliation, etc) are related to the implementation of class-wide activities that support the needs of children with a deployed parent. Implications for consulting with teachers will be presented.


Mark E. Swerdlik, PhD, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, IL; John M. VanderPloeg, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Jeffrey H. Kahn, Illinois State University, Normal, IL