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SJSD has a full time registered nurse on staff each day to provide for students' medical attention as required. Other medical personnel available as needed are: pediatrician, and optometrist.
The Counseling Services department works with students whose behavior interferes with their learning. Depending on the child’s need, a variety of interventions are available. Counseling techniques used incorporate play as a way to work through such issues as anger, love, hate, sadness in a non-threatening setting. Other children may be more comfortable with games and costumes that allow them to explore feelings. In each situation, a team of professionals in the fields of psychology, counseling and social work determine the best method for that student.
These services are available for eligible students. OT works with students on: gross motor performance, fine motor performance, self care needs and activities of daily living, sensory and perceptual development and postural control and body image/awareness. PT works with students to ensure access to school in an energy efficient way, to maintain or improve mobility as appropriate for classroom tasks and to lower barriers that may impede learning.
Speech/audiology services are provided to all students as directed on their IEP. Speech sessions are to facilitate student growth in auditory receptive skills, speech reading, speech production and expressive/receptive language. In addition, sessions are to provide students with a variety of communication strategies to enable each student to interact effectively.
Technology has become an essential part in the progressive process educationally and we are actively striving to be a part of the innovation by providing inspiring experiences using STEAM integration. Students have access to various technology devices as part of our curriculum and various methods are used to foster their experience. In addition to support of classroom content. Our media and technology team support educational staff while providing support. Along with key consultants and guest presenters who are trailblazers in the field, we foster relevant integration methodologies.
At SJSD we utilize Smartboards, SMART TVs, technology labs, Chroma Key (green screen) technology, iPods/IPADS, Chromebooks, tablets, APPS and online learning sources into the daily process. In addition, each classroom is wired for our in-house cable tv broadcast system. Student projects include shared reading and storytelling, biographies, math and various literacy projects. Episode segments are produced by both staff and students. Our technology and media program is integrated into the curriculum and ensures that students become confident users of relevant technology for their future.
For the second year in a row, Deaf Kids Code founder, Shireen Hafeez and Tech Coordinator, Adrianne Grant join forces with St Joseph’s students for a mini-workshop to enhance STEM and entrepreneurial skills. The students learned robotics, code, programming and constructed their own innovations.