The school psychologist works with students, school personnel and parents to improve the
students educational experience.
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
The school social worker is trained to identify the strengths in a student's school,
home and community, to alleviate existing problems and to prevent future problems.
Services provided by the school counselor include orientation of new students; academic
and career advisement; individual, group and classroom programs to help students learn
about their interests and abilities; assistance in interventions which address behavioral,
health, social skills, and/or academic issues; interpretation of testing data; and consultation
with teachers, administration and community agencies. School counselors are available at all
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
All Manatee County schools are provided health services through a joint effort of Manatee
County Health Department and School Board nurses and health aides.
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION
Exceptional Student Education provides services for children with special needs from age
3 to 21. Programs available for students who meet specific criteria include: specific
learning disabilities (SLD), speech and language, gifted, hearing impaired, physically
impaired, visually impaired, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mentally handicapped,
autistic, hospital/homebound, and emotionally handicapped.
PRESCHOOL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
The Preschool Diagnostic Center, located on the Lincoln Middle School campus, provides a range
of services for children birth through five years.