ERIC Number: ED366152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-4
Enhancing the Self-Concept and Self-Esteem of Upper Elementary Grade Students with Learning Disabilities through Counseling, Modeling, Reverse-Role Tutoring, and Parent and Teacher Education.
This practicum addressed the self-concept and self-esteem problems of 10 upper elementary grade students with learning disabilities through development, implementation, and evaluation of a group counseling program. The program involved educating students about their learning disabilities as well as using counseling strategies which stressed student strengths and challenged their erroneous belief systems. The students were also given opportunities for reverse-role tutoring (in which students tutored first graders in reading). Role models were developed through the influence of an adult model with learning disabilities and a library project on famous historical figures with learning disabilities. Meetings were held with teachers, parents, and the children's regular education peers to provide information on learning disabilities and enhance the students' acceptance. Results from both standardized self-report measures and informal questionnaires showed that all 10 students demonstrated significant improvements between pretest and posttest in self concept and self-esteem. Reduced levels of anxiety and improved behaviors were also observed. Letters, questionnaires, and forms used during the practicum are appended. (Contains 39 references.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.