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Putting More Counselors in Schools

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It is no secret that counselors in schools have a large number of students under their care. In addition to working with these students, they have paperwork and a variety of other mandatory work. The problem in recent years is that there simply are not enough counselors to care for the day to day needs of students. Kids and teens in middle and high school are in more need of help.

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Self-Advocacy for Special Needs Students

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Throughout their academic lives, special needs students will have individuals who are advocates for them. This may include teachers, administrators, therapists, counselors, and family members. They often work together at meetings to discuss what plan will be best for the upcoming school year. It is important to allow students to become a self-advocate. This may look different for each student, but it needs to happen. School counselors, special education teachers, and other trusted individuals must help students to work on these skills as they mature.

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Helping to Empower Teens

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The tragic events at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have left much of the country stunned. While adults have been shocked and unsure of what to do, students there have stepped up. They have shown resilience in an event which they will never forget. Rather than simply mourning the loss of 17 members of the school community, they have been raising their voices.

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Helping Autistic Students with Cognitive Flexibility

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Working with children can be a challenge. There may be times within the school day when students need to transition, whether physically or from one task to another. When it is time to transition to a writing lesson after recess, many kids may be upset with the disruption. Of course, most children will be able to make the move back into the classroom and get to their writing. Practicing this from week to week makes it easier for the majority of kids.

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