chapter  4
Counselling in Special Education
Pages 11

The skills of counselling needed by teachers in the area of special education are no different from those identified throughout this book. What is different is the scale of special need and the ramifications for the pupil, the parent or guardian, the teacher and other individuals who offer support. This chapter focuses on pupils and their parents, discussing their needs and the first step of support given by an educator - listening - as promoted in the counselling model.