One of the emerging practices for school counselors is advocating for students with special needs. When implementing this in my school I would first make sure that I was knowledgeable about working with children with special needs. To best advocate for students I need to be aware of tools that are available to help students with special needs such as 504 plans and IEPS. I would also make sure that I educated myself on laws and policies pertaining to students with special needs. I could use professional development for this and also spending my own time researching and educating myself. Another way that I would do this would be to become involved in teams that directly advocate for and work with students with special needs. Being involved with the RTI team and Icare team would be a great way to do this. The more involved you are and the more you know about an individuals specific needs the better prepared you will be to advocate for them in their best interest.
10pts graduate level writing, complete paragraphs
2) Explain a data collection method and give an example of how you will implement it as a school counselor.
One method used to collect data would be to conduct observations. If you were have concerns about an individual student it may be necessary to observe this student while at school to collect data. If a teacher had concerns about a student that they did not feel was receiving proper services it could be necessary and get into the classroom and observe that student in the natural environment. You could do behavior observations or also use tally marks to observe on task and of t...
... middle of paper ...
...ts about bullying and how to deal with bullying whether they are the victim, the bully, or a bystander. These are all components of student advocacy that I believe are important. I believe that it would also be important to spend time educating teachers and administrators about bully prevention and intervention. If teachers or administrators witness bullying they need to know how to properly intervene to keep students safe. It would also be important for teachers to learn how to recognize signs of bullying and be proactive in helping students rather than reactive. Lastly, I believe that it would find it important to reach out to parents and connect with them about bullying. I would provide them with information about bullying and also let them know that I am available as a resource if they have questions or concerns about their child pertaining to bullying.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Each week during my practicum experience I gain additional understanding of the impact school counselors make in student lives. To be an effective school counselor, one must recognize each student as individual. A personal goal I set out of this practicum experience is to learn how to identity student needs and understand issues students face in the school environment. Each year the school counselors at Brooke Point High School, organize an Ice Cream Social to welcome new students to the school and help them meet other new students in the school.... [tags: School counselor, Education, University]
760 words (2.2 pages)
- What Do School Counselors Do. Counselors’ goals vary based on the student population in primary and secondary schools. An example: Title I campus student needs are considerably different from the needs of students from an affluent school and primary student needs are noticeably different from secondary students. All facing unique challenges that make counselors an important change agent in a district. ASCA School Counselor Competencies (I-B-5.p 3) School counselors all have one common thread and it’s nonnegotiable, student success.... [tags: High school, Secondary school, School counselor]
1084 words (3.1 pages)
- A school counselor’s role is vital in many schools across America. Many students see their counselor, to work on any emotional stressors, academic changes and challenges. This may include, interventions, group therapy and changes in class schedule, but sometimes with all the implementations given, students do not succeed in school. Perhaps one needs to take a closer look at the programs being implemented and its success rate. In addition, a counselor should guide itself using the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) to provide evidence based practices in schools.... [tags: academics, intervention, teraphy]
838 words (2.4 pages)
- Introduction. Counselors have large shoes to fill. They not only administer assessments, but are also involved in group counseling, individual counseling, and have to plan and implement comprehensive school guidance programs. A counselor must know and be competent in all realms of their position. School counselors work with all children, including children with disabilities in various settings within the school (Villalba, Latus, Hamilton, & Kendrick (2005 p 449). As stated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), school counseling services must be made available to all students in special education programs as part of their right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education... [tags: counseling, programs, schools]
751 words (2.1 pages)
- A professional school counselor is skilled and trained to use his/her best judgment when it comes to students’ rights and confidentiality. One should behave as a professional at all times and be mindful of their behavior. One not only have to be aware of professional values they should also be knowledgeable of applying these standards as they apply to the role of the school counselor. The professional school counselor is responsible for removing barriers to learning and to advocate for change for all students.... [tags: School counselor, Education, Ethics]
1265 words (3.6 pages)
- In personal and professional lives for counselors, they will decide upon moral decisions when situations arise. According to Sheperis, Young, and Daniels (2017), theses typical situations in which counselors may experiences throughout their professional career. Especially, the researchers state, how counselors are sure to their clients in the counseling process and being certain they are using the correct methods which is effective in the measure of research such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews, est (Sheperis, Young, Daniels, 2017, p.... [tags: Ethics, Research, Licensed Professional Counselor]
712 words (2 pages)
- Bullying is defined as “verbal, physical, or psychological abuse or teasing accompanied by real or perceived imbalance of power” and is usually targets what children perceive as different (Olweus, 1993). Bullying is prevalent across the nation. It has devastating effects on students each day. Bullying is a problem for all students, regardless of race, gender or class. The National Education Association reports that 160,000 children are absent intentionally from school each day because they fear being bullied whether it is an attack or just intimidation by other students.... [tags: Education]
1368 words (3.9 pages)
- As I continue my journey as an emerging counselor, I have realized how crucial the relationship between client and counselor is. However, after reading the two assigned sections from Carl Rogers book, I felt inspired and incompetent because there is so much to learn to truly strive to become a better helper. I have learned that there are many features of a good relationship. However, first one needs to move away from a dualistic way of thinking. A dualistic thinking is not an effective way to approach therapy as a counselor.... [tags: Psychology, Emotion, Therapy, Psychotherapy]
1418 words (4.1 pages)
- Abstract In this paper, it will be explored the meaning behind the ASCA national model, its importance, and how it will shape the counselors to be. As a counselor in training, it was understood the ASCA national model is a guideline for professional school counselors to be more productive and sufficient in the workplace. Therefore, as a trainee it is vital to grasp and implement these four components: foundation, management system, delivery system, and accountability. Keywords: ASCA, Model, Development, accountability, system, and Counselors.... [tags: School counselor, Education, College, High school]
823 words (2.4 pages)
- After this semester, I have found that the school counselor’s ethical responsibilities feel more real to me than they have before. This was my first semester working in a school; therefore, before all of my views were based off of what a text book or theory may have taught me. Now after having experience, the ethical responsibilities feel more personal. I feel that it is my responsibility to fulfill this ethical duty. Reflecting on what I had said at the beginning of the semester, I can honestly say that I have fulfilled each role during my practicum hours.... [tags: Ethics, Education, School counselor]
1857 words (5.3 pages)