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Ross University Professor Dr. Julie Baumberger Authors “Assisting Students with Disabilities”

03/20/07

Edison, N.J. – After years as a practicing psychotherapist and psychology teacher, Dr. Julie Baumberger, an assistant professor at Ross University School of Medicine, recently used her experience and hands-on knowledge to co-author the second edition of her book, "Assisting Students with Disabilities: A Handbook for School Counselors." Jointly published by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and Corwin Press, and co-authored by Ruth Harper, Professor of Counseling and Human Resource Development at South Dakota State University, the book is a guide for parents of children of all ages with disabilities and their school counselors and teachers to explore how they can work together to ensure that life at school and home is positive and rewarding.

"The book focuses on solutions, not problems, for students with disabilities and makes it clear that it is the partnership between parents, students and schools that is the key to surmounting challenges," said Dr. Baumberger. "It’s rare for an author to be approached to write a second edition, but given the constant evolution of laws and thinking in this subject area, it was incredibly important to update the book with the most current information and studies – it was very gratifying to be asked to do so."

"Assisting Students with Disabilities," which is academic but not scientific, explores special education law, school counseling best practices, and the procedures of the educational system, and demonstrates how these concepts intertwine in a way that is easily understandable to any reader, whether academic, medical practitioner or layman.

"Assisting Students with Disabilities" is available at most major and online bookstores including Barnes & Noble and Amazon as well as on the ASCA’s website.

Dr. Baumberger is an assistant professor in Ross University’s Behavioral Sciences Department and previously taught at the Harold Abel School of Psychology at Capella University.