This book seeks to offer a user-friendly, practical guide on school-based mental health counseling approaches for K-12 school counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals. Highlighting best practices, this book will explain how these educators can provide counseling in the secondary and tertiary prevention levels of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) frameworks. Informative and research-based, this book is tailored for busy professionals.

Counseling Students within Special Education

Counseling students within special education

In the previous chapter we discussed the role of counseling within Levels 2 and 3 in the RTI framework. Well-designed and implemented prevention support services provided at Levels 1–3 should result in decreased referrals for special education. Nevertheless, some students will require special education services in order to be successful in school. Hunley and McNamara (2010) explain that Level 3 is conceptualized as part of the problem-solving process in RTI regardless whether the setting is in general or special education. Specifically, Level 3 is conceptualized as a case study procedure that is highly individualized for the specific needs of the student.

In this chapter we address the role of counseling within special education. Just as Levels1–3 in ...

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