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Title: Naturalistic decision-making task processes in multiprofessional assessment of disability
Authors: Bartolo, Paul A.
Dockrell, Julie
Lunt, Ingrid
Keywords: Decision making -- Psychic aspects
Problem solving -- Psychological aspects
Developmental disabilities -- Psychological aspects
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Citation: Bartolo, P. A., Dockrell, J., & Lunt, I. (2001). Naturalistic decision-making task processes in multiprofessional assessment of disability. Journal of School Psychology, 39(6), 499-519.
Abstract: Evaluation of preschool children with complex disabilities is regarded as a group decision-making process. This process was studied in two tertiary-level multiprofessional groups in London, UK: one based in a neurodisability center and one organized by a school psychological service. The assessment discussions about two preschool children at each site were audio recorded. Each assessment was carried out over half a day by all the professionals simultaneously with the family. Postassessment interviews were held with each professional and family. Verbal protocol analysis captured the structure of each assessment through six TASK decision-making processes applied at three levels of reasoning and decision making. Sequential application of processes was found to be influenced by the occurrence of a series of three cycles of decision making within each assessment and the decomposition of the assessment task into distinct subproblems.
ISSN: 00224405
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