Down-to-earth advice for helping students with disabilities succeed The School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities offers school counselors a practical guide for handling the complexities of working with children and youth who have disabilities. The book is organized to correspond with the myriad responsibilities and roles assumed by school counselors in elementary, middle and high school settings. The authors provide both seasoned and new school counselors with the insight and tools they need to successfully promote the academic, personal, social, and career success of students with disabilities. Presents a wealth of relevant disability-related knowledge and useful strategies Includes information on the most pertinent legislation pertaining to students with disabilities Offers the most effective counseling interventions for helping young children or adolescents experiencing social exclusion because of their disabilities Bonus section contains a wealth of disability-specific information with implications and practical applications for counselors This important book brings together experts in two disciplines, school counseling and special education/disabilities, in order to address the practicalities and possibilities of working with students with disabilities.
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Disability-specific information Addresses academic and personal/emotional needs Follows ASCA National Model The School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities This hands-on guide offers school counselors a wealth of valuable insights, knowledge, and strategies for working more effectively to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Within these pages, both new and veteran school counselors will find the tools they need to successfully promote students' academic, personal, social, and career success.The book is filled with basic information on disabilities encountered most frequently in school settings along with tried-and-true advice for successful interaction with students and their parents. Coverage includes: Information on the most pertinent legislation concerning students with disabilities Effective interventions for helping young children or adolescents experiencing social exclusion because of their disabilities A bonus section with disability-specific information including implications and practical applications for counselors This value-packed book brings together expertise from both the counseling and special education fields in order to address the practical day-to-day issues facing school counselors. Praise for The School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities The real-life stories in this book add power and credibility to its overall message. Counselors should and can be key players in facilitating positive school experiences for students with disabilities and in showing others how to do so as well. -- Patricia A. Morrissey, Ph.D. , former commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services A wonderful resource for anyone who wants to truly understand the dynamics involved in educating our children in an inclusive, nurturing environment and helping our children to be able to learn alongside their non-disabled peers. -- Mary Somoza , advocate and consultant for people with disabilities, and director, Brooklyn Parent Center, The Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled I enthusiastically recommend this timely and essential addition to the school counseling literature. -- Alberto M. Bursztyn, Ph.D. , professor of School Psychology and Special Education, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York