ERIC Number: ED265712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
The Development and Implementation of a Self-Concept Guidance Program for Severely Language Impaired Students.
Garrett, John Elmore, III
The major goals of the practicum with 12 severely language impaired elementary students were: to increase and enhance the students' low self-concepts, and to reduce absenteeism among the students. A 3-month self-concept guidance program for these students was developed and implemented. Specific guidance activities were conducted in three areas: (1) individual counseling, (2) small group counseling, and (3) classroom guidance sessions. Parent conferences were conducted on a monthly basis. "Good Citizen of the Week" certificates were also earned by the students on a weekly basis at school. After the conclusion of the 3-month guidance program, eight students improved scores of 10 points or higher as measured by a self-concept appraisal inventory. The mean average in self-concept points gained for all 12 students was 20 points. Absenteeism was also reduced among the students by 33%. The teacher of the Severely Language Impaired class stated that the self-concept guidance program had been "very helpful" to her students. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.