SOME COUNSELING RESPONSIBILITIES AT E.T.HAMILTON
1. COUNSELING. Occurs at three (3) levels. One is large-group or classroom counseling. At this level the counselor can present a variety of topics such as peer pressure, conflict resolution, study skills and more. Presentations offer valuable information to students in a fun and interactive way. Second is small-group counseling. These small groups (4-6 students) specialize in specific areas like divorce/separation, new student adjustment and social skill development. These groups typically meet 2-4 times per month. Third is individualized counseling. Here, the student meets with the counselor on a one-on-one basis. Specific personal goals are developed and monitored by the child and counselor.
2. PARENT AND TEACHER RESOURCE. Your school counselor can provide a vast array of helpful resources. Feel free to contact your counselor for classroom/home ideas, information on topics of interest, general school questions, etc....
3. COMMUNICATION. Communication between home and school is a vital aspect of your child's academic success. School counselors can present various ideas to help keep a strong-line of communication in place.
4. 504 COORDINATOR. Students with a mental or physical disability could qualify for a 504 plan. This type of plan provides necessary accommodations for the student within the classroom to that he/she can display their fullest academic potential. For further questions on 504 plans, contact your school counselor.
5. R.T.I. COMMITTEE MEMBER. The R.T.I. is a school-based committee designed to develop additional support for parents, students and teachers. This committee of teachers, an administrator, a specialist and Child Study Team member generate and evaluate ideas that can improve the overall success of a child within the academic setting.