Assisting Students with Disabilities A Handbook for School Counselors

ISBN-10: 1412941822

ISBN-13: 9781412941822

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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This second edition has been updated throughout to help counsellors work confidently and competently with students who may require special services. It gives suggestions for designing realistic, measurable IEP goals, gives a number of case studies that walk readers through effective counselling responses, and much more.
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List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 12/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Julie P. Baumberger is an associate professor at the Ross School of Medicine (Dominica, West Indies), where she has a joint appointment in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Counseling Center. She also teaches for Capella University in the Harold Abel School of Psychology. As a licensed professional counselor, psychological examiner, and school counselor, Dr. Baumberger worked for many years as a school counselor in both elementary and secondary schools. She later maintained a private practice counseling children, youth, and adults. Her current research and scholarly interests include youth and adults with disabilities, school counselor preparation, and mental health issues of young adults pursuing medical education.

Ruth E. Harper is Professor of Counseling and Human Resource Development at South Dakota State University, where she coordinates the college student personnel track. Harper has been a counselor and administrator at the postsecondary level for many years. Harper's research and writing focuses on college student mental health issues, American Indian college students, and career counseling.

About the Authors
The Legal Context for Working With Students With Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act (IDEA)
Section 504
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
Additional Laws Affecting Schools and School Counselors
When Parents, Students, and School Personnel Disagree
Concluding Comments
Specific Learning Disabilities and the School Counselor's Role
Students With Specific Learning Disabilities: A Heterogeneous Group
Learning Disabilities and Risk Factors
Prereferral Activities
Concluding Comments
Knowing the Whole Child
Gathering Data About the Child
Observation and Assessment Tools
Reporting Findings
Concluding Comments
Matching Data With Appropriate Interventions
The TREAT Model
Theories and Concepts
Adjunct Services and Supplemental Aids
Treatable Goals
Concluding Comments
Building a Structure for Success
Identifying the Affected Skill or Curriculum Area
Realistic and Measurable Goals
Writing SMART Goals
Career-Related Goals
Life-Skills Goals
Concluding Comments
Forming Partnerships With Families
Parents and Families as Equal Partners
Family Functioning
Making Parents Feel Welcome
Earning Parents' Trust
Adapting Your Style
Reasons Parents React Differently
Working With the Siblings of Children With Disabilities
Family Diversity
Concluding Comments
Making a Difference in the Wider Circle of Caring
Collaboration and Teaming
Systemic Change--Beginning With YOU
Concluding Comments
Professional Organizations
ASCA Position Statement on the Professional School Counselor and Students With Special Needs
ASCA's Ethical Standards for School Counselors
Suggested Readings
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