School counselors play a critical role in the lives of young readers — especially children who are struggling to learn.
- Helping teachers and parents identify and evaluate a child's talents, difficulties, or special needs by observing children's play and learning activities
- Co-teach with classroom teachers and reading specialists
- Developing individualized education programs (IEPs) with parents, teachers, and other support staff
- Collaborating with school administrators on school climate and school-wide needs assessments
- Working directly with students through one-on-one counseling and peer support groups
Who Are Struggling Readers?
Helping Struggling Readers
Put Downs & Comebacks: How to Respond to a Discouraged Kid
When children struggle in school, they can easily get discouraged. They might say or think "I'll never learn how to read" or "I'm just dumb." Discover what a child's "put downs" may mean and what "comebacks" you can say or do to encourage a child to keep trying.
To Share with Parents
Working with Teachers