Carleton has a speech pathologist that is part of our clinical prevention and intervention team. Ms. Campbell works with students with language challenges that are negatively impacting their educational progress. Students who have been identified in need of speech services by the Carleton Resource Coordinating Team (RCT) receive one-on-one or small group virtual sessions to focus on their areas of concern. Ms. Campbell diagnosis each student individually and devises a weekly plan to address their language development barriers.
Speech Sound Delays
- Articulation and phonological processing
- Communicating effectively using spoken, written and/or sign language
- Stuttering and similar interruptions of the speaking flow
- Medical conditions impacting pitch, loudness and quality of larynx sounds
Stacey Pearson, our school psychologist, is an instrumental part of our Resource Coordinating Team (RCT) and is responsible for assessing the root causes for student's academic challenges. Teachers may refer students who are demonstrating learning difficulties to the RCT for further discussion and consideration. The RCT arranges meetings with parents, teachers, and supportive services to further discuss the concerns and devise a plan of action. If the team deems it needed, Ms. Pearson will evaluate students to better understand the cognitive abilities and determine if additional learning parameters are needed for the betterment of the child.
- Difficulties with learning skills expected of those of the same age
- Limited mental functioning and/or communication skills
- Physical or other health related limitations
Social Workers are part of our proactive support team and work closely with the RCT. Their goals are to provide services to students to improve their emotional and academic growth. They work with children in socially distanced small groups or one-on-one to handle sensitive issues such as peer pressure, family dynamics, life changes, grief, bullying, emotions and other social and behavior concepts that negatively impact the learning environment. Teachers and parents with concerns about a child's overall well-being may arrange a meeting with a social worker to see if services would be beneficial. Our social workers also work with our autistic students to further develop their interpersonal skills.
- Developing positive peer to peer and child to adult interactions
- Developing healthy ways to handle emotions