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.
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
Counselors, social workers, and psychologists are involved in the transition process between grades and schools.