Responsive Services: Counselor Delivered Interventions
Case Study
Meeting the Remedial Needs of Students
Mr. Terman and his TK–12 counselors are meeting at the close of the school year to
review their efforts over the past year to improve the individual planning component of their
programs and to identify the next area of emphasis for their improvement efforts. They have
worked diligently during this school year to fine-tune the individual planning program element.
A thorough examination of both the new guidance curriculum and individual planning elements
reveals that they are adequately addressing the developmental and preventive goals for their
systemwide program. For this coming school year they will turn their attention to responsive
services, the delivery system activities to meet the immediate concerns of students. The
counselors agree that they will be able to spend more time in the responsive services area than
they have in the past because the developmental and preventive activities delivered through the
guidance curriculum and individual planning are now more efficiently meeting the typical
developmental needs of students.
To facilitate their planning of responsive services the counselors reorganize themselves
into grade-level teams. This organization will allow counselors to focus on the interventions
uniquely appropriate for students at their grade levels. Ms. Learning points out that this program
area involves interventions delivered directly by the counselor (direct services) as well as
interventions that counselors assist others in delivering (indirect services). Consequently, the
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