The Assistant Principal facilitates and coordinates the student support services, within the school. The administrator is the administrative team leader in the planning and implementation of services and serves as a resource to teachers and staff.
The school psychologist provides direct support and interventions to students, consults with teachers, families, and other school professionals to improve support strategies, works with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborates with community providers to coordinate needed services.
The school social workers work and consult with classroom teachers, administrators, and other district personnel to provide insight for students and understanding student needs. They conduct and provide comprehensive, diagnostic, assessments of a child's social, emotional and interpersonal relationships within the school and home as part of the educational process. They also support individuals/group counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy. They may refer families to community agencies to help coordinate community supports for students and their families.
The speech language pathologists provide appropriate services for students exhibiting a full range of communication disorders (language, articulation, fluency, voice). They support school personnel in the prevention and intervention of language-based difficulties and communication skills. They work in partnership with school personnel and parents to meet students’ needs.
The Special Education Resource Teachers provide academic support to students in reading, writing, or math. Additionally, they help students with behavioral needs, such as attention, and/or organizational difficulties. They work with students in the general and special education classrooms. While their primary role is to provide services to students with formalized goals, they also work closely with the classroom teachers and support staff to ensure that the students needs are met.
Occupational therapy in a school setting is considered a related service that is provided to enhance the student's ability to adapt and to function in the education setting. The therapist uses therapeutic techniques, purposeful activities, and strategies to lessen or remediate motor deficits as well as adapt learning materials and the classroom environment as appropriate. The occupational therapist consults with parents and the educational team regarding students who may demonstrate physical, sensory, neurological, or motor disabilities and need assistance to address their educational goals. Students may be referred for an occupational therapy evaluation if motor skills appears to be affecting academic performance.