The School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $20.40
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 41%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $20.40   
  • New (8) from $20.40   
  • Used (4) from $21.23   


Down-to-earth advice for helping students with disabilities succeed The School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities offers school counselors a practical guide for handling the complexities of working with children and youth who have disabilities. The book is organized to correspond with the myriad responsibilities and roles assumed by school counselors in elementary, middle and high school settings. The authors provide both seasoned and new school counselors with the insight and tools they need to successfully promote the academic, personal, social, and career success of students with disabilities.
• Presents a wealth of relevant disability-related knowledge and useful strategies
• Includes information on the most pertinent legislation pertaining to students with disabilities
• Offers the most effective counseling interventions for helping young children or adolescents experiencing social exclusion because of their disabilities
• Bonus section contains a wealth of disability-specific information with implications and practical applications for counselors This important book brings together experts in two disciplines, school counseling and special education/disabilities, in order to address the practicalities and possibilities of working with students with disabilities.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470175798
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 525,816
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist and professor of counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Claire J. Dandeneau, Ph.D., N.C.C., is a professor of counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fran P. Prezant, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a senior vice president and director of research and evaluation at Abilities! (National Center for Disability Services) in New York. Nadene A. L'Amoreaux, Ph.D., is an associate professor of counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


The Authors.



1 Possibilities and Practicalities.

The Role of the School Counselor.

Promoting Genuine Inclusion.

Looking Out for Students

Addressing the Needs of Stakeholders: Parents, Teachers, andStudents.

Fostering Resilience.

Amplified Needs.

The ASCA National Standards Amplification of the Needs ofStudents with Disabilities.

2 The Art of Helping Students with Disabilities.

Everyday Distortions of People with Physical Disabilities.

Spread and Global Evaluations.


Distorted Perceptions of Students with NonvisibleDisabilities

Global Evaluation and Invisible Disabilities.

Diagnosis and Perception.

Possibilities: Seeing What Cannot Easily Be Seen.

Possibilities: Predicting the Future.

Seeing the Student in the Environment.

Effective Helping Orientations: Social-Minority Versus MedicalModels.

Help That Is Helpful.

Getting Comfortable.


Talking About a Student's Disability.

3 School Counseling Programs: Genuine Inclusion.

The Foundation.


Sameness Is Not Fairness.


Delivery System.



From Theory to Practice.

Targeted Advocacy.

Systemic Advocacy.

4 Protective Legislation and the School Counselor Role.

How We Got Here: A Glimpse Back in Time.

The Spirit of the Law Versus the Letter of the Law.

Legislation and the School Counselor's Responsibilities.

Students Who Qualify for Special Education.

Review of the Process That Culminates in the IEP Program.

Importance of the IEP.

Defining the Least Restrictive Environment.

Behavior and Discipline: Special IEP Factors.

Functional Behavior Assessment.

Behavior Intervention Plan.

The Transition Plan.

Translating It All into Action.

Section 504 and 504 Plans.


Claudia's Story.

5 Partnering with Parents.

A Glimpse of Common Parental Experiences.

Stereotypes About Parents.

Parental Stress.

Neglectful and Abusive Parents.

Partnering with Parents and Caregivers.

What Parents Value in Helping Relationships.

Responding to Parents' Needs for Support and Empowerment.

Common Barriers to Developing Collaborative Relationships withParents.

Critical School Transitions and Developmental Stages.

Elementary School.

Middle School or Junior High School.

High School.

Preparing for Transition.


6 Meeting Students' Academic Needs.

The Purpose of Education and Academic Success.

The Role of High-Stakes Testing.

The Purpose of Inclusion.

Amplified Academic Needs.

Negative Academic Self-Concepts of Students withDisabilities.

Twice-Exceptional Student Issues.

Promoting Positive Academic Self-Concepts with Students withDisabilities.

Academic Interventions.

Counseling Interventions.

Modeling Self-Advocacy.

Promoting Inclusion.

Mind-Sets That Resist Inclusion and Responses to ChallengeThem.

Identifying Useful Accommodations and Technology.

Including Families and Other Natural Supports.

Promoting Academic Resilience.

7 Meeting Elementary Students' Personal and Social Needs.

Fostering Social Integration in the Classroom.

Creating a Classroom Climate Conducive to SocialIntegration.

Resiliency and Self-Concept.

Social Integration Beyond the Classroom.

Critical Social School Environments Outside Class.

Facilitating Social Integration: Fostering Social SkillDevelopment.

Social Integration, Resiliency, Social Skills, and the IEP.

8 Meeting Adolescent Students' Personal and Social Needs.

Identity and Self-Esteem.

Self-Esteem Development.

Forming Identity.

Sexuality Issues.

Personal Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy.

Social Skills: Basic and Specialized.

High-Risk Activities.

Substance Abuse.

Unwanted Pregnancy and Sexual Abuse.

Juvenile Delinquency.

School Dropout.

Dignity of Risk and Resiliency.

Dignity of Risk.


Integrating Personal and Social Competencies.

9 Meeting Students' Career-Planning Needs.

Amplified Career Development Needs.

What Is Realistic?

Expansive Realism in Action.

Other Career Development Issues.

Role Models and Mentoring.

Standardized Career Assessment Instruments.

Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy: Critical Assets in CareerPlanning.

Transitional Planning.

State and Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Centers for Independent Living.

On Your Own Without a Net.

Transition to Work After High School Ends.

Students with Disabilities and the ADA.

Supported Employment for Students with SignificantDisabilities.

Transition to Postsecondary Education.

Entrance Exams.

Disclosing Disability Status.

Choosing a College or University


The Intangible Benefits of Work for Students withDisabilities.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Allergies and Asthma.

Anxiety Disorders.


Bipolar Disorder and Depression.


Cerebral Palsy.

Child and Adolescent Diabetes.

Cystic Fibrosis.

Deafness and Hearing Disorders.

Degenerative Orthopedic Diseases (Muscular Dystrophy).

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Learning Disabilities.

Mental Retardation

Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder.

Other Orthopedic Impairments.


Speech and Language Disorders.

Spina Bifida.

Traumatic Brain Injury.

Visual Impairments.





Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 11, 2010

    A Must Read

    The authors have provided a wealth of knowledge regarding strategies for success for children with disabilities, their families and school personnel. Although the book is written for school guidance counselors, as the parent of an adult with disabilities, I found the information to be valuable and would suggest that all members of the IEP team read this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)