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Social Work

School social services are a special education related service, are IEP driven, and involve:

  • preparation of a social/developmental history of a child
  • counseling with a child and family
  • participation in developing behavioral intervention strategies
  • integration of school and community resources

School social workers assist students when social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems are impacting a child's ability to gain access to the general education setting, and when a child is not making academic process due to social/emotional and/or behavioral deficits. School social workers are district resources and are assigned to schools based on need as identified through the special education department.