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Related Services & Supports

School Psychologists


School psychologists assigned to MUSD schools provide support to staff, students, and families when difficulties are identified. Support can be direct services such as conducting assessments to identify learning disabilities, GATE eligibility, crisis counseling, or indirect services through collaboration and consultation with school staff and families. With specialized training in data analysis, school psychologists are often tasked with interpreting school, classroom, and student data. The ultimate goals of school psychologists are to identify strengths, target interventions, and facilitate student learning and development.

Speech Language Pathologists

 
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are specially trained professionals who have earned:
* A master's or doctoral degree
* Supervised post-graduate fellowship
* National examination
* The Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
* A state license and/or Department of Education certification
 
Language-Speech-Hearing Specialists (LSH Specialists) are specially trained professionals who have earned:
* A bachelor's degree
* Undergraduate education relating to communication science disorders
* Department of Education certification
 
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides Speech-Language Services for:
* School-age children with communication disorders that adversely affect children's educational performance
 
SLPs work with school children who have communication problems that affect success in:
- classroom activities
- social interaction
- literacy
- learning
 
SLPs have many roles in schools:
- Prevention of communication disorders
- identification of students at risk for later problems
- assessment of students' communication skills
- evaluation of the results of comprehensive assessments
- development and implementation of IEPs
- documentation of outcomes
- collaboration with teachers and other professionals
- advocacy for teaching practices
- participation in research projects
- supervision of assistants
- supervision of graduate students and clinical fellows
- participation in school wide curriculum and literacy teams 
  
 

Health Services

MUSD Health Services team consists of credentialed School Nurses, Health Technicians and Health Assistants: Our mission is to foster optimum health and safety of each student in the school setting to support students' academic success: "HEALTHY KIDS MAKE BETTER LEARNERS!"

The role of the credentialed School Nurse is defined in California Education Code Section 49426: School Nurses strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identification and assistance in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to learning in individual children.

According to the National Association of School Nurses, credentialed School Nurses foster children's health and educational success by:

1. Providing direct health care services

2. Providing leadership for the provision of health services

3. Providing screenings and referrals for health conditions

4. Promoting a healthy school environment

5. Promoting health education

6. Serving in a leadership role for health policies and programs

7. Serving as a liaison between school personnel, family, health care professionals and the community.

Quick Health Forms

The following links open PDF forms and may require additional applications to view. If you have trouble viewing, please contact your student's school. 

Condor Elementary School

Laurie Mcgoldrick
School Psychologist
Michelle Cunningham
Speech and Language Pathologist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Friendly Hills Elementary School

Tawanna Burkleo
School Psychologist
Pamela Graham
Speech Pathologist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Joshua Tree Elementary School

Tawanna Burkleo
School Psychologist
Ms. Jennifer Langley
Speech Pathologist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Landers Elementary School

Jessica Den Hollander
School Psychologist
KonKani Devi
SLP Therapist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Morongo Valley Elementary School

Susan Keesling
School Psychologist
Ms. Leticia Humeston
HQT Speech
Mrs. Aryn Jensen
School Nurse

Oasis Elementary School

Chad Shakespeare
School Psychologist
Anna Jenkins
LSH Specialist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Onaga Elementary School

Susan Keesling
School Psychologist
Pamela Graham
Speech Pathologist

Palm Vista Elementary School

Gerard Mallari
Speech
Erin Henry
School Psychologist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Twentynine Palms Elementary School

Erin Henry
School Psychologist
Robin Odell
SLP Therapist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Yucca Mesa Elementary School

Jessica Den Hollander
School Psychologist
KonKani Devi
SLP Therapist
Mrs. Aryn Jensen
School Nurse

Yucca Valley Elementary School

Leslie Wilson
School Psychologist
Phillip Nichols
SpeechTherapist
Mrs. Aryn Jensen
School Nurse

La Contenta Middle School

Stephanie Corpus
School Psychologist
Ms. Leticia Humeston
HQT Speech

Twentynine Palms Junior High School

Chad Shakespeare
School Psychologist
Anna Jenkins
LSH Specialist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Black Rock High School

Stephanie Corpus
School Psychologist
Ms. Leticia Humeston
HQT Speech
Mrs. Aryn Jensen
School Nurse

Twentynine Palms High School

Salome Gutierrez
School Psychologist
Shared Caseload
SLP Therapist
April Abrams
School Nurse

Yucca Valley High School

Randy Berry
School Psychologist
Leslie Wilson
School Psychologist
Ms. Leticia Humeston
HQT Speech

PLUS Program

Chad Shakespeare
School Psychologist
Antionette Moore
Counselor / Mental Health Therapist
Robin Odell
SLP Therapist
April Abrams
School Nurse
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