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ERIC Number: ED110900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 5
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Guidance Services for the Developmentally Disabled: A Model for Schools.
Ault, Bernadine
This paper briefly elaborates on two major points of a school model for implementing guidance services for the developmentally disabled. (1) Methodology and Techniques--While it is not necessary to abandon the basic techniques which are effective with any other group of individuals, there is likely to be a different emphasis upon the basic techniques and methodology because of the type of person whose behavior and attitudes it is desirable to change. Group counseling and guidance, individual counseling, play therapy, psychodrama, may each be useful in assisting and guiding disabled individuals. (2) Specific Services and Resources--Guidance services to the developmentally disabled should provide for the full range of individual needs including personal, social, educational, and vocational aspects. These services may be provided by the total educational staff including teachers, administration, supportive services, students, parents, and community and statewide resources. Guidance services should be extended also to parents of the developmentally disabled. It is imperative that the school counselor establish a positive working relationship with educational staff, parents, and community resources, as well as know all about the various resources which are available in his community and on a statewide basis. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)