School(s): All Schools
Counseling is provided to students either by a social worker or school psychologist. The purpose of school counseling is to develop social, emotional and behavioral skills and insight regarding emotional well-being and success in school settings. Counselors help students understand how their behavior, emotions, motivations, and academic success can be linked.
- Services can include school adjustment, social skills and pragmatics training, modeling, behavioral support and intervention, self-reflection and relaxation skills. The range of services varies widely depending on a student's individualized needs. Students meet with counselors on a regular basis in either small group or 1:1 settings.
Counselors, social workers, and psychologists are involved in the transition process between grades and schools.
- Monitoring and consultation to parents and general education teachers as well as collateral consultation with community providers.
- The social worker or school psychologist can be of assistance in helping families obtain private counseling to address emotional and/or family issues that fall outside of the purview of the public schools.
- Coordination of behavioral/emotional/social services
- Co-planning with the general education teachers
- Participation in collaborative team meetings
- IEP preparation
Last Modified on October 14, 2009