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The School Counselor's Guide to Special Education

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January 2009 | 200 pages | Corwin

"Provides a wealth of specific information and resources that should be at the fingertips of every school counselor."
—Richard Hazler, Professor of Counselor Education, Penn State University
Author, Helping in the Hallways

The school counselor's all-in-one reference for assisting students with special needs!

What is the school counselor's role in the special education process? How can school counselors assist students with special needs? In this comprehensive and thorough guide, the authors answer these and other questions about best practices for meeting the academic, social, and career requirements of students with disabilities.

This hands-on guide clarifies the counselor's role and provides a wealth of practical strategies for navigating special education processes, using available resources, and building effective teams. The authors examine special education procedures and present interventions for preschool, school-age, and transitioning students, provide study questions for reflection, and cover topics such as:

  • Assessment and intervention, including RTI
  • Behavioral and academic challenges associated with disabilities
  • Collaboration with school and community personnel and medical specialists
  • Disability categories
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Special education terminology

Designed for busy school professionals, The School Counselor's Guide to Special Education is an invaluable desk reference that will help counselors respond with confidence to a wide range of student and staff needs.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Special Education Roles
 
2. Special Education Terminology and Disability Categories
 
3. Assessment and Referral Processes
 
4. Process and Services: Preschool
 
5. Process and Services: School Age
 
6. Process and Services: College
 
7. Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education
 
Resources
 
Recommended Reading and Additional Resources
 
References

"A plethora of practical strategies for counselors, special education teachers, and building-based student support team members. The book is full of modifications, strategies, blank forms, useful diagrams, and Web references. Wow! All of this wrapped up in one resource!”

Sarah Miller, Special Education/Resource Teacher
Orange Beach Elementary School, AL

“This book is easy to read and a well-organized technical assistance guide.”

Steven Coats, School Psychologist
LifeTrek

“A comprehensive, thorough, and extensive manual for all school counselors. This substantial work is invaluable for counseling with any students who have special needs. A time-saver that provides numerous planning aids.”

Rosemarie Scotti Hughes, Dean and Professor of Counseling
Regent University

"Provides a wealth of specific information and resources that should be at the fingertips of every school counselor.”

Richard Hazler, Professor of Counselor Education, Penn State University
Author, Helping in the Hallways

Comprehensive book for students.

Professor Cynthia Walley
educational foundations and counseling , Cuny Hunter College
August 12, 2014

Instructor found this book useful

Ms Jennifer Sonnenberg
School Of Education, Depaul University - Lincoln Park
July 25, 2012

The scope of the text was just a little to narrow for the content of the course.

Dr Karen Rowland
College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Mercer University Graduate Professional Center
October 14, 2009
Key features
  • Includes a wealth of sample forms, charts, resources, and checklists
  • Brings together a variety information about special education, which is often found in many different formats, into one resource
  • Includes information on collaboration that is also useful to general and special educators and administrators
  • Includes Questions for Reflection and 14 case studies
  • Has a chapter emphasizing Response to Intervention (RTI)

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ISBN: 9781412968317
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