The Elementary School Counselor’s Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities
A Comprehensive Program
This unique book informs elementary school counselor practice in a positive way that changes the lives of students with learning disabilities by helping to engage them in their learning in an effective and concrete manner.
Through a comprehensive lens, this book gives elementary school counselors the tools they need to work with students with learning disabilities in a school setting, starting with an overview of learning disabilities as they apply to the role of the elementary school counselor. The second part of the book then explores these topics in depth with a step-by-step program for creating counselor-led groups for elementary school students with learning disabilities. The 6-to-8-week plan outlines how elementary school counselors can create and implement the program in their own schools and is accompanied by worksheets and handouts to help engage students.
Exceptionally beneficial for elementary school counselors and graduate students in school counseling programs, it is a guide book for counselors working with elementary school students with learning disabilities.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Why this Book?; Chapter 2: History; Chapter 3: Role of the Elementary Counselor; Chapter 4: What are Learning Disabilities?; Chapter 5: Most Common Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders; Chapter 6: Working with Students; Chapter 7: Working with the Child Study Team; Chapter 8: Working with Teachers; Chapter 9: Working with Parents; Chapter 10: The Program.
Mati Sicherer is a high school counselor who holds an EdD in special education with a focus on learning disabilities. She has worked in education for over 20 years.