School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities

ISBN-10: 0470175796

ISBN-13: 9780470175798

Edition: 2010

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Description: The School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities is a practical guide for school counselors faced with the complexities of working with disabled children and youth. The book's content and organization were developed to correspond to the responsibilities and roles assumed by school counselors in elementary, middle and high school settings. Chapters focus on topics that provide practicing school counselors (or counselors in training) with the insight and tools needed to successfully promote the academic, personal, social, and career success of students with disabilities. Topics range from understanding pertinent legislation to counseling interventions to helping young children or adolescents experiencing social exclusion because of their disabilities. The book brings together experts in two disciplines, school counseling and special education/disabilities, in order to address the realties of counseling work while presenting a wealth of relevant disability-related knowledge and useful strategies.

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244

Acknowledgments
The Authors
Preface
Counseling Students With Disabilities: The Basics
Possibilities and Practicalities
The Role of the School Counselor
Promoting Genuine Inclusion
Looking Out for Students
Addressing the Needs of Stakeholders: Parents, Teachers, and Students
Fostering Resilience
Amplified Needs
The ASCA National Standards Amplification of the Needs of Students with Disabilities
The Art of Helping Students with Disabilities
Everyday Distortions of People with Physical Disabilities
Spread and Global Evaluations
Typecasting
Distorted Perceptions of Students with Nonvisible Disabilities
Global Evaluation and Invisible Disabilities
Diagnosis and Perception
Possibilities: Seeing What Cannot Easily Be Seen
Possibilities: Predicting the Future
Seeing the Student in the Environment
Effective Helping Orientations: Social-Minority Versus Medical Models
Help That Is Helpful
Getting Comfortable
Logistics
Talking About a Student's Disability
School Counseling Programs: Genuine Inclusion
The Foundation
Inclusion
Sameness Is Not Fairness
Ableism
Delivery System
Management
Accountability
From Theory to Practice
Targeted Advocacy
Systemic Advocacy
Protective Legislation and the School Counselor Role
How We Got Here: A Glimpse Back in Time
The Spirit of the Law Versus the Letter of the Law
Legislation and the School Counselor's Responsibilities
Students Who Qualify for Special Education
Review of the Process That Culminates in the IEP Program
Importance of the IEP
Defining the Least Restrictive Environment
Behavior and Discipline: Special IEP Factors
Functional Behavior Assessment
Behavior Intervention Plan
The Transition Plan
Translating It All into Action
Section 504 and 504 Plans
NCLB and IDEA
Claudia's Story
Partnering with Parents
A Glimpse of Common Parental Experiences
Stereotypes About Parents
Parental Stress
Neglectful and Abusive Parents
Partnering with Parents and Caregivers
What Parents Value in Helping Relationships
Responding to Parents' Needs for Support and Empowerment
Common Barriers to Developing Collaborative Relationships with Parents
Critical School Transitions and Developmental Stages
Elementary School
Middle School or Junior High School
High School
Preparing for Transition
Meeting the Needs of Students With Disabilities: Addressing the Amplified Asca Domains
Meeting Students' Academic Needs
The Purpose of Education and Academic Success
The Role of High-Stakes Testing
The Purpose of Inclusion
Amplified Academic Needs
Negative Academic Self-Concepts of Students with Disabilities
Twice-Exceptional Student Issues
Promoting Positive Academic Self-Concepts with Students with Disabilities
Academic Interventions
Counseling Interventions
Modeling Self-Advocacy
Promoting Inclusion
Mind-Sets That Resist Inclusion and Responses to Challenge Them
Identifying Useful Accommodations and Technology
Including Families and Other Natural Supports
Promoting Academic Resilience
Meeting Elementary Students' Personal and Social Needs
Fostering Social Integration in the Classroom
Creating a Classroom Climate Conducive to Social Integration
Resiliency and Self-Concept
Social Integration Beyond the Classroom
Critical Social School Environments Outside Class
Facilitating Social Integration: Fostering Social Skill Development
Social Integration, Resiliency, Social Skills, and the IEP
Meeting Adolescent Students' Personal and Social Needs
Identity and Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem Development
Forming Identity
Sexuality Issues
Personal Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy
Social Skills: Basic and Specialized
High-Risk Activities
Substance Abuse
Unwanted Pregnancy and Sexual Abuse
Juvenile Delinquency
School Dropout
Dignity of Risk and Resiliency
Dignity of Risk
Resiliency
Integrating Personal and Social Competencies
Meeting Students' Career-Planning Needs
Amplified Career Development Needs
What Is Realistic?
Expansive Realism in Action
Other Career Development Issues
Role Models and Mentoring
Standardized Career Assessment Instruments
Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy: Critical Assets in Career Planning
Transitional Planning
State and Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Centers for Independent Living
On Your Own Without a Net
Transition to Work After High School Ends
Students with Disabilities and the ADA
Supported Employment for Students with Significant Disabilities
Transition to Postsecondary Education
Entrance Exams
Disclosing Disability Status
Choosing a College or University
Planning
The Intangible Benefits of Work for Students with Disabilities
Disability-Specific Information: Implications and Practical Applications
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Allergies and Asthma
Anxiety Disorders
Autism
Bipolar Disorder and Depression
Cancer
Cerebral Palsy
Child and Adolescent Diabetes
Cystic Fibrosis
Deafness and Hearing Disorders
Degenerative Orthopedic Diseases (Muscular Dystrophy)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Learning Disabilities
Mental Retardation
Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder
Other Orthopedic Impairments
Seizures
Speech and Language Disorders
Spina Bifida
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairments
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
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