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?
- Who Are the Children Who Have Reading Difficulties?
- About Reading Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Reading Difficulties
- Dyslexia Basics
- Clues to Dyslexia from Second Grade On
Helping Struggling Readers
- Catch Them Before They Fall: Identification and Assessment to Prevent Reading Failure in Young Children
- Counseling Needs of Academically Talented Students with Learning Disabilities
- Creating Positive School Experiences for Students with Disabilities
- School Counselors and School Psychologists: Collaborating to Ensure Minority Students Receive Appropriate Consideration for Special Educational Programs
- Understanding the Concerns of Parents of Students with Disabilities: Challenges and Roles for School Counselors
- Helping Children with Communication Disorders in the Schools
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
- Who's Who in Your Child's School
- New school year = rough transitions for some
- Seeking Help for a Struggling Reader: 8 Steps for Parents
- Back to School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs
- Taking a Closer Look: My Child's Academic Success
Working with Teachers