Psychology & Social Work social work

Psychology

The school psychologist evaluates students’ intelligence, cognitive processing, executive functioning, behavioral/social-emotional and achievement performance. The school psychologist analyzes assessment results to review impact on educational progress and assist identifying areas of student need. The school psychologist assists teams with academic and behavioral/social-emotional supports for students. 

Social Work

The school social worker may evaluate a student’s social and emotional adjustment. School social workers in Mona Shores Public Schools only provide direct support to students eligible as special education. Goals that are most often written on IEPs that require social work support, are related to social, emotional or school adjustment problems. School social workers serve as resource persons to educational staff, students and parents in providing problem solving techniques; acting as a liaison between the school, home and community while coordinating and developing community resources.  School social workers also take a leadership role in the development of student behavior plans.

Resources

External LinkHealthWest of Muskegon (231) 724-1111
External LinkThe Arc Muskegon (231) 777-2006
External LinkAutism Network of Muskegon
External LinkMuskegon Area Intermediate School District
External LinkEarly On (231) 767-7253
External LinkSpecial Education Advocate
External LinkWebster House
External LinkEvery Women's Place
External LinkChild Abuse Council
External LinkWestshore Dispute Resolution Center
Family Court - Delinquency Division (231) 724-6234