Q. Procedure of guidance
1) Contacting the Student Personality – For study of the pupil’s emotional, social, physical, intellectual and individual problems.
2) Conducting Interview – To speak personally to the subject and get all first-hand information on family background, his vocational and educational plans, likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests, leisure time activities, etc. and to establish good rapport and build faith and trust so that he may share intimate details.
3) Collection of Cumulative records – Request for and fetch all reports and records about the subject. Academic records, medical records, health reports, attendance records, progress cards, evaluative remarks, certificates, awards, etc. Through this guide will get an accurate idea about the child’s interests, intelligence level, aptitude, special mental abilities and disabilities, educational achievements, health conditions, physical development, family background, friend and social circle, economic background, behavior pattern, etc.
4) Administering of psychological tests – Carrying out scientific tests in the controlled conditions of a psychological laboratory. Eg. IQ test, Interest tests, aptitude tests, EQ tests, etc. The results of these tests must be studied as they help the guide to know more about the abstract qualities and emotions of the student’s personality which may not be very clearly gaugable during the interview.
5) Collecting information regarding school environment – The guide then gets all data and information about the student from the school. He contacts the Principal, teachers, etc for their inputs about the child as they are in closer contact with him.
6) Final Interview – Here a questionnaire is given to the student and an entire self-inventory is prepared. From this, the guide understands the need of the pupil and judges his true problem.
7) Preparation of profile – With all relevant information in front, the guide prepares a profile of the pupil and decides what type of treatment would be effective for the pupil. it is now that actual treatment starts and guidance is provided.
8) Follow-up – This is necessary to gauge if the guidance has been effective and if the child is improving in the right direction. Also if any changes are required to be made in the process.