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What is elementary school counseling?

Elementary school counselors support the development of all students in the areas of:

 

Why is elementary school counseling important?

Sometimes, students face difficulties that affects their learning. The goal is to provide them with a safe place to work through these difficulties, while teaching them the appropriate coping skills and social skills, to become successful in all areas of their lives. Elementary school counseling is also an important part of identifying and preventing these difficulties from affecting them more as the move throghout their schooling.

 

How do elementary school counselors support students?

Elementary counselors support students in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal and social development
  • Classroom lessons and school wide programs
  • Small group counseling
  • Collaborating with parents, teachers, administration and other school staff to ensure success of all students