ERIC Number: ED303963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Secretary's Resource Guide for Supporting Programs for Emotionally Handicapped Students.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
The document is intended to serve as resource information for school secretaries who interact with emotionally handicapped (EH) students. An initial section describes typical characteristics of EH students and lists examples of such negative behaviors as noncompliance, physical and verbal aggression, attention-seeking, and inadequate social skills. The role of support personnel in relating to the EH student is discussed, emphasizing the importance of effective communication. Self-evaluation tools include a criteria scale for building self-esteem in students and a communication habits checklist. Among 13 tips for secretaries are recommendations for establishing procedures with the principal for interacting with EH students, modifying questions or answers to meet student needs, and maintaining confidentiality. A final list of 10 suggestions for handling surface behavior includes planned ignoring, fairness, avoiding negative statements of control, and being specific, consistent, and simple with rules. (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Helping Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Interprofessional Relationship, Pupil Personnel Services, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.