1. Discuss how the counselor acts as an advocate for the student with special needs. Make sure you elaborate on Response to Intervention strategies that you would recommend to faculty members (teachers and administrators) when dealing with students who are being considered for special education programs.
2. Discuss how you will help a parent understand the special education referral process. You must post a researched response with at least 2 references
3. Do you feel it is necessary to understand diverse cultures and lifestyles when you are in a counseling relationship? What would you do, as a counselor, if you do not agree with a client’s lifestyle, political ideology, or religious value system? Some questions to ponder: Would you refer the client to another counselor? Would you try to remain totally objective or neutral in your counselling sessions? Would you attempt to change or sway a client’s (student’s) beliefs to conform to your own values and/or beliefs? You will need to cite at least 2 researched articles and/or texts.
Discuss how the counselor acts as an advocate for the student with special needs.