ERIC Number: EJ763475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: 37
Transition Groups for High School Students with Disabilities
McEachern, Adriana G.; Kenny, Maureen C.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v32 n2 p165-177 Apr 2007
Students with special needs and disabilities are often unprepared to handle the transition from school to work and/or school to post secondary training. They often lack direction and knowledge of the world of work or of the barriers they may face as they move beyond high school. School counselors can be instrumental in assisting with this experience. This paper proposes two models of psychoeducational groups that can be used by school counselors with students making transitions from high school. The counseling interventions outlined include career exploration, confronting barriers to employment, the job search process, selecting post secondary training, and other transition challenges.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, School Counselors, School Counseling, Career Exploration, Disabilities, Group Counseling, Transitional Programs, High School Students, Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Counseling Techniques, Job Search Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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