The purpose of this resource is to outline how information about other people should be treated by those who learn and work in schools.
Post Primary Education
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal and healthy reaction to a stressful situation. All teenagers experience some amount of anxiety at times and it is a very common presenting issue among students in school.
In keeping with professional good practice in guidance; records should be kept of all meetings with students.
A resource sheet for students has been prepared for those who wish to apply for a job. The resource sheet is available below.
The resource sheet suggests that students applying for jobs as part of work experience/placement/shadowing/seasonal part-time work will probably go through the following stages;
This resource page for guidance counsellors is accompanied by two others:
This article is intended to aid Guidance counsellors working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome/ASD Level 1. The first step is to understand the condition. One also needs to bear in mind Professor Stephen Shore’s observation in an interview with 'Merely Me' (a contributor to the Health Central website) that “once you’ve met one person with autism you’ve met one person with autism”.
The growing global refugee crisis continued in 2016 with 1.5 million people-seeking asylum in EU Member States. More than quarter of a million of those seeking asylum were children. Globally, only 50 per cent of refugee children have access to primary level education, and fewer than one in four are enrolled in secondary school. We know that above all else children want to go to school. Ireland has committed to accepting 4,000 refugees and to prioritising children as part of this commitment.
This article looks at how the guidance counsellor can support the student with dyslexia in Irish post-primary schools. It discusses the different ways in which dyslexia may affect the student and suggests screening if a student presents with difficulties. Identification of dyslexic difficulties is made through an educational psychological assessment. Supports such as Reasonable Accommodations in Certificate Examinations (RACE), Disability Route to Education (DARE) and language exemptions are discussed.