"An excellent resource for anyone who supports students with disabilities. This complex subject is made practical and the TREAT model provides a great outline for solutions. I recommend this book as a road map to help students make successful transitions from grade to grade and beyond."
—Gary G. Gibson, Counselor/LD Specialist, Virginia Western Community College
Improve counseling service delivery to students with special needs!
Couched in the context of NCLB, the reauthorized IDEA, and the ASCA National Model, this essential handbook revisits the important role that school counselors play in the personal, social, academic, and career development of students with disabilities. Revised throughout, this new edition provides:
- Clear explanations of changes shaping the legal context for working with students with disabilities
- Tips for observing and gathering data on students who may be eligible for special services, as well as matching data with appropriate interventions
- Guidelines for designing services collaboratively with other school staff and parents
- Strategies for integrating the needs of individual students in comprehensive school counseling programs
The book's concluding chapters offer countless strategies for working with families of students with special needs, as well as suggestions for connecting professional school counseling practice with advocacy and systemic change. All school counselors feeling the weight of accountability will welcome this guide to help them meet the needs of students with disabilities proactively with enthusiasm, hope, and a renewed sense of competence.