The book is divided into four sections: Foundation-establishes a baseline of special education, terminology, classifications, and principles Collaboration-as the age old saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”, so too, it takes a community of educators, counselors, parents, and related professionals to adequately and effectively attend to the unique needs of children with disabilities Applications-addresses interventions, assessment, counseling and evaluation methods Cultural & Psychosocial Issues-culturally responsive school programs, and responding to the diverse learning styles of students are presented, and a review of school counselor roles and tasks and strategies in working with students with disabilities is shared This text 'marries' School Counseling and Special Education Integrated Focus, historically independent disciplines, in a systematic, collaborative manner This book has the unique distinction of being edited by professors skilled in both the fields of school counseling and special education and is one of the few that exist which addresses these topics The selected authors are 'seasoned' professionals in the field, who possess both academic and clinical expertise The backgrounds of the chapter authors reflect the duality of disciplines, blending the two approaches into one comprehensive perspective, in order to help students with disabilities achieve success to the best of their potential Chapter case examples, discussions, and family comments highlight the actual experiences of the authors to illustrate theoretical knowledge Special attention is paid to current ASCA, CACREP and special education standards throughout the text

Multidisciplinary Team Players and Process

Multidisciplinary team players and process
Karen Dickinson

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

—Helen Keller, American Author, Activist, and Lecturer

“Together we can do so much.” This is such a simple phrase yet such a hope filled and powerful directive especially for those of us who work with, and are concerned about, the successful education and development of our children. While it could be argued that it truly takes a village to raise any child, the evidence is clear that engagement of those with special knowledge and skills, and the coordination of specialized services, is particularly effective when these efforts are in support of children with special needs. Nowhere is this more ...

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