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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.

Support Services Contacts

Condor Elementary School

School Psychologist - Erin Henry

SLP Therapist - Michelle Cunningham

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 - Tawanna Burkleo

Early Childhood Program School Psychologist - Tawanna Burkleo 

SLP Therapist - Sabrina Young

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Landers Elementary School

School Psychologist - Susan Keesling 

SLP Therapist - Coco Devi

School Nurse - April Abrams

 

Morongo Valley Elementary School

School Psychologist - Susan Keesling

SLP Therapist - Leticia Humeston

School Nurse - Aryn Jensen 

 

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 - Aryn Jensen 

 

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 - Aryn Jensen 

 

Yucca Valley Elementary School

School Psychologist - Tawanna Burkleo 

SLP Therapist - Jennifer Langley

School Nurse - Aryn Jensen 

 

La Contenta Middle School

School Psychologist - Leslie Wilson

SLP Therapist - Leticia Humeston

School Nurse - Aryn Jensen 

 

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 - Aryn Jensen 

 

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 - Aryn Jensen

 

PLUS Program  

School Psychologist - Stephanie Corpus

Counselor - Antionette Moore

School Nurse April Abrams

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