Volume 21, Issue 1 (1992)
Mutuality, Mountains, and Molehills
Perry A. Zirkel
The debate between Skiba and Grizzle (1991) and Slenkovich (1991) can be understood and assessed by a two-stage process of sorting and synthesizing. The sorting stage consists of a set of preliminary observations about the debate. First, like serious emotional disturbance (SED) and social maladjustment (SM), Skiba and Grizzle and Slenkovich do not occupy mutually exclusive positions. Although each has a primary locus, their territory overlaps. Educational psychologists, like Skiba and Grizzle, can inform and help shape the law. Lawyers, like Slenkovich, can and do enter the domain of educational psychologists by basing arguments on such sources as the DSMIII .
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