Social Work Services
Special Education social work in the school setting includes individual or small group services which are provided to students who are determined to be in need of services per the IEP team. In addition, social work services include working with school staff on support of social emotional learning initiatives as well as schoolwide interventions and supports for academic and social learning.
Social Workers proactively problem solve issues and develop positive behavior supports and services and utilize evidence-based strategies, curriculum and diagnostic tools in order to best meet the needs of students, families and schools. Social Workers work directly with individual and groups of students improving social, emotional, and executive functioning skills. In addition, they work with parents and teachers so that students can practice these skills in relevant settings.
Social Workers provide ongoing support and coaching to district staff. They work directly with classroom teachers to implement effective teaching strategies that support the needs of varied learners. In addition, social workers provide staff development through workshops and trainings focused on social and emotional health issues.
Mrs. Keri King, LCSW
Special Education Social Worker