EAB counselors believe in strongly developing and supporting the whole child in achieving their maximum potential in a culturally diverse atmosphere central to the success of the school’s overall mission.
Counselors as members of the student support team work in partnership with teachers, parents and other community professionals to best meet students’ different learning styles.
As a comprehensive international model counseling program, we strive to support the students’ academic, career, personal/social and global development by designing and implementing preventive individual, small-group and classroom guidance lessons as needed.
In addition, we provide developmentally sensitive counseling strategies for different age groups which include but are not limited to assemblies, guest speakers, student and/or parent workshops.
Short term, educationally based counselling is currently offered (ie: six to eight sessions) at EAB by EAB counselors. Students are referred to outside agencies if the needs extend beyond these sessions. However, external support is nearly entirely in Portuguese in Brasilia. Thus, international students have difficulty receiving support in their native language.
Currently, we have a part-time school psychologist able to complete social-emotional, cognitive and behavioral evaluations and support plans using English and non-verbal assessments when needed.
Student Success Plans are created for students when the Student Support Team determines that their needs can be met by EAB faculty.