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Volume 28, Issue 3 (1999)

Low-Level Lead Exposure: Implications for Research and Practice

pp. 477—492

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to review the current status of empirical research regarding the impact of low-level lead exposure on children’s development and learning and to identify guidelines for responsible practice given the state of this research. Although there exists a clear understanding of the effects of high levels of exposure, there is a paucity of data regarding mid-level contamination, and the data regarding low levels of exposure are contradictory. Specific roles for the school psychologist within the context of an integrated comprehensive full-service school model are delineated. It is advocated that family and community involvement as well as increased collaboration with medical personnel are important functions within the contemporary paradigm of school psychologists as health-care providers.

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