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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 cometitive examination
* The Certificate of Clinical Competence from teh 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 Educaion certification
 
The Individuals wiht Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides Speech-Language Services for:
* School-age children with communication disorders that adversley 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
- idenntification of students at risk for later problems
- assessment of students' communication skills
- evaluation of the rsults 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
- supervsion of assistants
- supervision of graduate students and clincial fellows
- participation in schoolwide 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 childrens' 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

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Positive Learning Using Social-Skills

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PLUS Program Mission:

If we model, encourage and teach positive, neighborly expectations, then we will create a safe environment where students are inspired and willing to put in the effort to achieve their goals and have hope for the future.

Changing the trajectory of student’s lives.

Students are responsible for developing “Self-Care Plans” that will establish goals as well as what needs to be accomplished before transitioning back to their home school campus.

Transitions are collaborated with the home school Multi-Tiered System and Supports team. All identified accommodations or modifications will be in place as the student transitions.

Features of PLUS:

•          Full time counselor on site

•          Consultation and collaboration with MUSD Certified Behavior Specialist

•          Ongoing training for all staff, including behavior and academic aides

•          Same curriculum used in all MUSD schools

PLUS is a program within MUSD and not separate from MUSD
 
Students are placed at PLUS program by the IEP team. All services, accommodations, and modifications agreed to in the IEP will be continued while placed at PLUS.

PLUS is designed to teach skills needed to be successful in social and academic settings.

•          The goal is for students to return to their home school as quickly as they are able to apply the skills taught at PLUS.

•          Both a behavioral and a cognitive approach is used allowing the flexibility to reach students.

•          Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and challenges. PLUS is designed to build resiliency in students.

Assisting our students to navigate academics and social/emotional needs.

North - Neighborly – Promote a positive environment for ourselves and each other. 

South - Safe – Showing your community you care with your body language, actions and by listening.

East - Effort – Understanding that learning to reach your goals takes time and mistakes.

West - Willing – Learning to be flexible and ask for help.

 

PLUS Program Physical Address:

5455 Luckie Ave.

Twentynine Palms, Ca 92277

 

PLUS Program Mailing Address:

PO Box 1209

Twentynine Palms, Ca 92277

 

Phone: (760) 367-0730

Support Services Contacts
Condor Elementary School

School Psychologist - Erin Henry

SLP Therapist - Gerard Mallari

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Friendly Hills Elementary School

School Psychologist -  Jessica Kelleher

SLP Therapist - Pam Graham

School Nurse - April Abrams


Joshua Tree Elementary School

School Psychologist - Anna Rodriguez

Early Childhood Program School Psychologist - Anna Rodriguez

SLP Therapist - Sabrina Young

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Landers Elementary School

School Psychologist - Erin Henry

SLP Therapist - Coco Devi

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Morongo Valley Elementary School

School Psychologist - Susan Keesling

SLP Therapist - Leticia Humeston

School Nurse - Kathryn Smith

 

Oasis Elementary School

School Psychologist - Chad Shakespeare

LSH Specialist - Anna Jenkins 

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Onaga Elementary School

School Psychologist - Stephanie Corpus

SLP Therapist - Pam Graham

School Nurse - Kathryn Smith

 

Palm Vista Elementary School

School Psychologist - Chad Shakespeare

SLP Therapist - Gp Mallari

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Twentynine Palms Elementary School

School Psychologist - Erin Henry

SLP Therapist - Robin Odell

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Yucca Mesa Elementary School

School Psychologist - Jessica Kelleher

SLP Therapist - Coco Devi

School Nurse - Kathryn Smith

 

Yucca Valley Elementary School

School Psychologist - Anna Rodriguez

SLP Therapist - Jennifer Langley

School Nurse - Kathryn Smith

 

La Contenta Middle School

School Psychologist - Leslie Wilson

SLP Therapist - Leticia Humeston

School Nurse - Kathryn Smith

 

Twentynine Palms Junior High School

School Psychologist - Stephanie Corpus

LSH Specialist - Anna Jenkins 

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Black Rock High School

School Psychologist - Randy Berry

SLP Therapist - Leticia Humeston

School Nurse - Kathryn Smith

 

Twentynine Palms High School

School Psychologist - Susan Keesling

SLP Therapist - Shared Caseload

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Yucca Valley High School

School Psychologist - Randy Berry

SLP Therapist - Leticia Humeston

School Nurse - Kathryn Smith

 

PLUS Program  

School Psychologist - Stephanie Corpus

Counselor - Antionette Moore

School Nurse April Abrams

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