A Student Support Services team provides systematic early identification, intervention, referral and support when health care and social supports are needed for students and their families. Professionals including, school nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists and chemical health specialists typically make up the student support team. The teams are also referred to as Student Assistance or Pre-assessment Teams.
The Student Support Services team works to remove barriers that disturb, interrupt or distract learners. They are integral partners in supporting social-emotional learning, positive school climate, school and classroom behavior management, Positive Behavioral Intervention and Response To Intervention, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) School-wide initiatives and other initiatives.