Student Support Services
he Office of Student Support Services is responsible for coordinating initiatives for parent engagement and family learning, participating in the development of Social Emotional Learning curriculum (SEL), developing, implementing and supervising alternate education programs and the hiring & supervision of Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Speech & Language Pathologists.
||3rd Floor, Gov't Center
||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Alternate Routes to Success (ARTS) Program
- This program currently operates three alternative community-learning centers and the more traditional homebound / hospital tutorial instruction program for high school students. Click HERE for more information.
- Guidance Counselors stimulate the independence of each student as a learner, effectively assess the student's needs and progress, and plan instruction to achieve selected objectives, including those appropriate for exceptional students. The Guidance Counselor meets professional responsibility for continuing growth and fosters cooperative involvement with parents and the community. Guidance counselors are in the middle and high schools.
- The School Psychologist meets professional responsibility for continuing growth and fosters cooperative involvement with parents and the community and reports directly to the building Principal and/or the Coordinator for Student Support Services.
School Social Workers
- School Social Workers enhance the educational experience of students and their families. They bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student support services team. School social workers enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving that mission.
- The social work staff helps students and families make the best use of available opportunities and resources in order to fully develop each student's individual potential. The Social Worker brings to the educational process an understanding of the psychosocial development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences as they interact with the educational process. Each school in Stamford has a social worker assigned to that building.
Speech & Language Department
- Speech & Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Hearing Impaired and the District Audiologist work as members of an interdisciplinary team. The team determines eligibility and provides support services to meet the needs of children from ages 3 to 21. Speech & Language Pathologists offer a broad continuum of services to help in developing communication skills. SLP's also provide early intervention services. The licensed audiologist assesses hearing acuity and central auditory processing ability at the Board of Education site.
- The Stamford Lion's Club is a generous supporter and has funded an audiological testing suite and FM hearing systems to help children in their classrooms. In addition to being licensed by the Connecticut Department of Health and certified by the Connecticut Department of Education, each clinician also maintains the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association).
- Additional information is available at the links below. The Stamford Public Schools is not responsible for the content on these external web sites: