ERIC Number: EJ714289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
How Elementary School Counselors Can Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities
Myers, Helen Nicole Frye
Professional School Counseling, v8 n5 p442 Jun 2005
Many young children with disabilities have unique personal/social needs in addition to academic issues related to their disability. Current research suggests a number of personal/social difficulties that come with a diagnosis of a physical disability, emotional disorder, or learning disability. This article presents the results of an ethnographic study that examined how three elementary school counselors meet the personal/social needs of students with disabilities. For this study, the term "students with disabilities" included any student with a disability who was receiving special education services in each counselor's school. Counselor strategies, reliance on theories, and use of the ASCA National Model[R] are explored. Critical themes to emerge out of this study included the influence of the ASCA National Model, advocacy, the variety of counseling strategies, collaboration and teaming, and leadership. Implications for school counselors are presented.
Descriptors: School Counselors, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Ethnography, Student Needs, Elementary School Students, School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Models
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Students; Counselors
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001