Volume 12, Issue 2 (1983)
Structuring Decision-Making in Multidisciplinary Teams
Michael L. Kabler, Judy L. Genshaft
ABSTRACT: School personnel participate regularly in multidisciplinary team (MDT)meetings and associated team activities as a result of Public Law 94-142 mandates.Research suggests that these MDT activities do not reflect the utilization of a planned, systematic and functional decision-making process. Alternative approaches for structuring MDT decision-making are discussed within the context of enhancing the delivery of appropriate services for children in the school setting.Styles of leadership are reviewed as a factor which impacts on the team’s functioning and decisions. Implications for the school psychologist as an MDT member and effective leader are presented.
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