ERIC Number: ED032554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Elementary School Students: Techniques and Proposals.
Thompson, Charles L.
Many counselors feel they are inadequately trained to work effectively with the analysis and remediation of pupil learning and behavior problems. Therefore, the present study was aimed at three tasks: (1) identification of pupil learning, behavior, and adjustment problems for which teachers feel they need new remedial strategies; (2) the presentation of a rationale for utilizing behavior change strategies; and (3) testing of three strategies for working with representative teacher identified problems. Through a questionnaire, pupil problems were identified and categorized into three basic categories: (1) misbehavior, (2) learning, and (3) personal-social. Strategies for working with representative sample problems were developed from research and theory. Change in behavior will most likely occur when the distance between what the child wants and what he has is greatest. Steps are given for the counselor to follow in consulting with teachers. Strategies for treatment are presented in three case studies. The remediation techniques employed in the cases were designed to extinguish "undesirable" behaviors and replace them with productive modes of functioning. (KJ/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.