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Volume 9, Issue 4 (1980)

School Psychologists as Expert Witnesses in Due Process Hearings: Are We Ready?

pp. 387—390

Within the last ten years, the professional literature in the field of school psychology has been replete with articles dealing with the role and function of the school psychologist (Carroll,1978). Although each of us must define the parameters of this issue on an individual basis, we can all view with certainty the expansion of our roles to include that of expert witness in due process hearings (Kuriloff, Note 1). As this author prepared to testify at his first impartial hearing, he believed that his experiences might serve to assist in the necessary process of orientation to a new and unfamiliar world for the school psychologist.

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