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Emotional & Mental Safety

The Wiseburn Unified School District (WUSD) Psychological and Child Services Department welcomes the opportunity to partner with our families as we strive to provide appropriate programs and services that meet the unique needs of our students and successfully prepare them for meaningful and productive post-secondary experiences.

Our staff are highly qualified and trained to provide students with quality services and assist students in succeeding academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

Psychological and Child Services

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School psychologists at every site provide a full range of psychological services, including but not limited to conducting psycho-educational assessments, diagnosing specific learning, emotional, and behavioral disabilities, consulting with staff, providing counseling and social skills training to students, and other related activities as directed.

School site staff, including special education teachers, speech and language pathologists and itinerant providers such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and adapted physical education specialists, work closely with special education district leadership and school site administrators to establish appropriate goals and objectives, provide specialized services and instruction for students with a variety of disabilities, and implement an appropriate program for each student, per the student's IEP.

Accessing Counseling Resources

Our elementary and middle school counseling departments are committed to ensuring every child is understood, valued, and empowered. Our mission is to foster an environment that is not only academically stimulating, but also emotionally supportive and inclusive.

Students with Disabilities

The Wiseburn Unified School District (WUSD) is committed to providing appropriate educational services to our students with disabilities and their families. A full range of special education programs and services are offered for approximately 300 students residing within the district’s boundaries. The district places an emphasis on collaborative and inclusive models, including general education placement with special education consultation, resource specialist programs, special education classes, and a continuum of early intervention preschool programs.

Disability, inclusion, and related services are also provided by the district specialists and include Speech and Language Services, Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Counseling, and Behavioral Support. Individualized Education Plans are developed at least annually for each student to ensure a free appropriate education is designed to assist students in reaching their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral goals in the least restrictive environment.

WUSD joins other school districts in the South Bay area as a member of the Southwest Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) and works collaboratively with the SELPA to ensure the services offered to Wiseburn students and families are in alignment with the Local Plan.  Although the majority of students in the WUSD are served in their home school, all options are explored within the local community, including regionalized programs operated by the Southwest SELPA, and others available in neighboring districts, such as the Lawndale Consortium Program.


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