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

ASCA Delivery Systems

ASCA delivery systems
Christopher Siuta Alan Silliker

“Know me for my abilities, not my disability.”

—Robert M. Hensel, Disability Activist and Poet

The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) is the professional group representing school counselors. ASCA (2012) has articulated a national model for the practice of school counseling. That model was published to standardize school counseling programs and to promote service to all students. ASCA’s position statement on school counselors and students with disabilities follows:

“Professional school counselors encourage and support the academic, career and personal/social development for all students through comprehensive school counseling programs. Professional school counselors are committed to helping all students realize their potential and meet or exceed academic standards regardless of challenges resulting ...

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