- Accompanying Gulliver: Personal Counseling in Secondary School Education
This is a review of the contents and methodology of personal counseling for adolescents in secondary education. The approach advocates personal growth as a main goal, and empowerment as a strategy for intervention. At the beginning the framework and the relevant characteristics of the adolescent personality are defined. Later, several issues related to adaptation on the personal level (self-esteem, reasoning, values, etc.) and the social level (communication, assertiveness, group management, etc.) are separately examined.
(Added: 28-Mar-2000 Hits: 1343)
- Behavior Influence Techniques
The following techniques are pro-active, classroom-centered, and teacher-initiated. They are designed to avoid confrontation. They will assist professionals in preventing the build-up of inappropriate behavior to the point of a crisis. Many of them will be familiar to professionals and a review of them is helpful.
(Added: 6-Apr-2000 Hits: 1846)
- Learned Helplessness and Attribution for Success and Failure in LD Students
In the 1960 's, a group of researchers observed a phenomenon they called learned helplessness. In a controlled study, they used electric shocks when dogs tried to leave their cage. Later the dogs were provided a way out, but they made no effort to escape. Apparently, they had learned that they were helpless. The fact that learning disabled children may become learned helpless in academic settings has been supported by numerous studies.
(Added: 25-Jan-2000 Hits: 1739)
- NLD on the Web!
A very comprehensive site about Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) - including full-text articles, resource listings, conference listings, and an NLD Forum for sharing information and support.
(Added: 7-Jul-2000 Hits: 298)
- School Psychology Resources Online
Online resources for school psychogists,
parents and educators. Find information on learning disabilities, ADHD, gifted,
autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, classroom management,
special education, mental retardation, mental health, and more.
(Added: 11-Dec-1998 Hits: 2837)