ERIC Number: ED288173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
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Counseling Developmentally Handicapped Students: A Cognitive Approach.
Bello, Gerald A.
Developmentally handicapped students represent a unique and perplexing challenge for school couselors. Most counselors have little or no coursework in special education and may experience uncertainty regarding their ability to intervene effectively with these students. Contributions made by cognitive psychology to the education of handicapped students can provide the school counselor with a better understanding of developmentally handicapped students, serve to promote systematic intervention, and help to reduce the apprehension that limits counselor involvement. Counselor efficacy with developmentally handicapped students can be enhanced if the counselor is able to: (1) develop an awareness of cognitive instructional objectives and strategies designed for handicapped students; (2) establish appropriate counseling goals for these students; (3) integrate cognitive instructional strategies with counseling interventions; and (4) commit to helping developmentally handicapped students maximize their potential. This paper presents a systematic cognitive counseling approach designed for use with developmentally handicapped students and reviews cognitive instructional strategies relevant to counseling interventions with these students. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual American School Counselor Association Elementary/Middle School Guidance Conference (Columbus, OH, June 28-July 1, 1987).