Title

Leadership for Special Needs Counseling: Understanding Student Perceptions

Date of Degree

12-2005

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program

Education

Advisor

Richard Henderson

Advisor

Jessica Kimmel

Advisor

Richard Gray

Advisor

David Campos

Abstract

This study explored the perceptions that students in special education had of their special education counselor. This was a qualitative study that utilized focus group interviews, follow-up interviews, and personal observations by the researcher and a trained observer. The study consisted of two focus groups with five participants each. Each participant had been diagnosed with a learning disability. The two sites chosen for the study included a campus that was economically advantaged and a campus that served economically disadvantaged students. The theoretical framework that was applied was that of Albert Ellis and his Rational Emotive Therapy. By including the voices of the participants, data concerning how students with learning disabilities perceived the special education counselor were gathered.

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