ERIC Number: ED206127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Counseling Special Students: Individual and Group Counseling with Special Students.
Fairchild, Thomas F.
The booklet provides a brief overview of the essential components of successful guidance and counseling programs for the handicapped. Methods for counselors to use in assessing special students needs are described, as well as adaptations in techniques needed when counseling specific types of handicapped students. Discussed are counseling strategies for common special student problem areas such as self acceptance, sexuality, and interpersonal relations. A team approach is advocated in which counselors work together with general education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to meet the unique needs of students. Individual and group guidance activities at all grade levels are seen as essential ingredients of a developmental, proactive counseling program. Specific examples of individual and group guidance activities are provided. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Guidance Services Section.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Special Needs Section.; Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Midwest Regional Resource Center.