School Dropout Case Study

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In the United States, as many as 6.4 million public school students, or 13%, receive special education services for specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, other health impairment, autism, intellectual disability, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing impairment, or orthopedic impairment (Children and Youth with Disabilities). There are some disabilities that students are born with or exhibit early on in their life, such as Down syndrome and autism, whereas other disabilities develop later in life (Krahn, Walker, Correa-De-Araujo, 2015). School dropout is a significant problem when working with this marginalized at-risk student population.
Dropout rates reported indicate students with disabilities leave school at twice the rate as general education students (Thurlow, Sinclair, & Johnson, 2002). This is despite the school’s legal responsibility mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to provide students with disabilities a free, appropriate education until they turn 21-years-old or obtain a high school diploma (McWhirter & McWhirter, 2017). However, there are still multiple factors that put students with disabilities at-risk for school dropout.
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In order to help students with disabilities succeed, an at-risk counselor in a school must work collaboratively with teachers to help the student succeed academically and nurture relationships with students. The following intervention plan is created to assist a counselor in forming a program that will best help a student with disabilities who is at-risk for school dropout. By using solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and implementing social skills instruction an at-risk counselor is incorporating counseling modalities and skills that ensure all of a student’s needs are being

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