Identifying and Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Special Education (PO239)

  • PMD: 6,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    5:30 PM–6:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize disproportionality among children with neurodevelopmental and mental health condition.
  2. understand the role of demographic factors on access and receipt of special education in diverse children with neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions.
  3. examine the collaboration between medical and school professionals as a mechanism to address racial/ethnic disparities.

Description

Special education services can provide significant support to students with neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions. However, disparities have been reported for access and receipt of these services across racial/ethnic groups. Using a nationally representative dataset, we evaluate whether disparities exist among Hispanic and non-Hispanic, White children in having an IFSP or IEP, and the age when these services first began. Finally, we assess collaborations between medical and school professionals as a possible mechanism to address disparities.

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Presenter(s)

Mariana Davila, Texas State University
Christopher Le, Texas State University

Contributor(s)

Stephany Soto-Samudio, MS, Sandra Vanegas

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