ERIC Number: ED303959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Counselor's Resource Guide for Supporting Programs for Emotionally Handicapped Students.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
The guide is intended as an information resource for school counselors in their interactions with emotionally handicapped (EH) students and their teachers. Following a definition of EH students, the first of seven brief chapters uses a question-and-answer format to discuss the counselor's role in student assessment and the individualized education program (IEP) conference. The IEP is the focus of Chapter II, while Chapter III outlines the range of behaviors exhibited by EH students and lists behavior management strategies and interventions (behavior modification, contingency contracting, reinforcers). The role of the school counselor in facilitating behavior management plans and goals is described, and sample report forms and checklists are included. Chapter IV summarizes affective education and provides a list of relevant readings. Interprofessional communication is addressed in the fifth chapter, with attention to student scheduling, grading, and graduation requirements. Administrative responsibilities of the school counselor are discussed in Chapter VI, including knowledge of legal procedures, record keeping, and suspension and expulsion. A final chapter lists 35 tips for dealing with students and professionals. Three appendices deal with the topics of parental rights, continuum of services, and the placement process. A glossary and bibliography conclude the document. (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Counselor Role, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Graduation Requirements, Helping Relationship, Humanistic Education, Individualized Education Programs, Interprofessional Relationship, Student Placement, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.