Elementary School Students’ Developmental Needs
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school,self peers,social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.
As the school counselor I will provide...........
Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills, goal setting and decision-making
Bullying prevention and awareness
Career awareness, exploration and planning
Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
Education on understanding self and others, including peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
Individual Student Planning and Assistance
Academic planning and support
Goal setting/decision- making
Consultation/collaboration with administration, faculty and parents
Individual and small-group counseling
Referrals to other school and community resources
If you have any concerns about your child please do not hesitate to call or email!