ERIC Number: ED226272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Special Education - The Counselor's Job Too.
Matthay, Eileen R.; Tarasuk, Paul
This paper presents an inservice program for school counselors--or for a school counselor and a special educator--to work together to teach regular educators and other school personnel how to work more effectively with special needs students. The method may also be used by an individual educator to improve his/her skills in working with special needs students. The program format for learning about various disabilities is described in detail including: (1) simulating disabling conditions; (2) gaining information about behavioral and emotional characteristics of disabling conditions; (3) observing how these characteristics affect performance; (4) determining the counselor's role in consulting with teachers; (5) developing a helping attitude; and (6) discovering strategies helpful in working with disabled students. While this paper focuses on learning disabilities, it is capable of being applied to other disabilities as well. Materials for modifying instructional strategies for disabled students are provided in the appendices, including definitions, distiguishing characteristics, emotional and behavioral performance categories, specific techniques for common problems, and a materials reference list. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Counselor Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Program Descriptions, School Counselors, Simulation, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).