Creating Positive School Experiences for Students with Disabilities
Source: Reading Rockets
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Community Member or Organization, Educators, Families, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators
Focus Population: Youth with Disabilities
Topics: School Climate and Classroom Supports
The school experiences of students with disabilities can be positively or negatively influenced by the attitudes and behaviors of students and staff and by general school policies. School counselors can take the lead in assessing school climate in relation to students with disabilities and initiating interventions or advocating for change when appropriate. This article provides an overview of factors to consider in creating positive school experiences for students with disabilities and suggestions for intervention efforts.