Wood Oaks offers a variety of supportive services to students. Supportive services help students make the best possible adjustment to school.
These staff members administer tests and interpret test results through individual conferences with students and/or parents. The social worker and guidance counselor help students to solve problems that may be affecting their school performance. Students may refer themselves to these staff members or may be referred by their parents or a teacher.
The Emergent Bilingual specialist provides various types of special instruction programs for students who speak English as a second language.
The speech and language pathologist works with students to assess, diagnose and treat speech and language disorders that impact educational achievement. Speech and language disorders can be in the areas of: articulation and phonology, expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, fluency, and voice. Depending on the needs of the individual, students receive services individually, in a small group, and/or within a small classroom. Generalization of skills is monitored through classroom observation.
The school nurse is involved in a variety of functions designed to assist in protecting or improving student health and to secure information needed to assist the teaching staff in developing school programs to meet the mental and physical abilities and needs of adolescent students. These functions are designed to serve the following purposes:
- To counsel students, parents, and staff personnel in health matters.
- To encourage the correction of remediable defects.
- To help prevent or control the spread of communicable diseases.
- To provide emergency care for sick or injured students.
- To provide a vision and hearing screening program.
The school psychologist works with students to assess and determine the need for intervention strategies to students who have difficulties with learning. This includes difficulties with reading, writing, math, attention, autism, and other difficulties related to health, behavior and emotional problems. School psychology services may be accessed through a request to a teacher, the principal, the Special Education office, or by directly contacting the school psychologist.