School Psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School Psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
School Social Worker
School Social Workers address the social and psychological issues that can block academic progress. Through counseling, crisis intervention and prevention programs, they help young people overcome the difficulties in their lives, and as a result, give them a better chance at succeeding in school
Speech/Language Therapists work to assess and treat students' communication disabilities. Services are provided when the communication disability can be shown to be significantly impacting academic performance in the classroom. Areas that are addressed include articulation (sound production), receptive language (comprehension of directions/questions), expressive language (formulating descriptions/grammar), voice (hoarseness), fluency (stuttering) and social communication (conversational skills) disorders. Services are designed to help students meet their educational goals with regard to listening, speaking, reading and writing and take place within collaborative, individual and small group sessions.
Physical Therapists provide supportive services to students in the areas of foundational gross motor skills, balance and coordination, mobility skills, balance, posture and positioning. Physical therapy interventions focus on skill acquisition and coordination in various settings, which are embedded during the student's regular school day.
Occupational Therapists assist students with improving, developing, or restoring functions lost through illness or injury and improving students' ability to perform tasks independently in educational and social settings. This includes adaptive and functioning skills such as self-help skills (feeding, dressing); fine, gross, and visual motor skills; and sensory processing and visual processing skills.
Assistive technology device means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a student with a disability. Assistive technology service means any service that directly assists a student with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
- Park School: Timothy Scholten
- Brookside School: Hugo Osorio
- Claremont School: Dr. Richard Dale
- Roosevelt School: Alexa Achon-Cabrera
- AMD Middle School: Cynthia Otero-Soriano
- OHS: Dr. Kellie Ishmael, Amaris Da Luz-Neptune
School Social Workers
- Park School: Mabell Jimenez
- Brookside School: Marcela Levin
- Claremont School: Adanna Smith-Wilson
- Roosevelt School: Gwen Lymon
- AMD Middle School: Raymond Godwin, Adanna Smith-Wilson
- OHS: Ellen Slater, Hector Rodriguez