Arkansas School for the Deaf

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Please Create A Marquee
Leopard Mascot

Counseling

The Counseling & Mental Health Department provides school counseling, school-based mental health, state testing coordination, and comprehensive psycho-educational assessment services. The team works with students, staff, families, and community members to offer support and resources so that children can optimally perform in the educational and dormitory environments. Our team coordinates special events and programs related to social skills development and awareness issues. Additionally, we serve in district coaching roles for our Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) framework, ROAR. Counseling & Mental Health staff provides training to school faculty and staff as needed on state-mandated topics, such as benchmark testing, and specific counseling or mental health matters.

 

The Education Counselor housed in the high school provides high school guidance. As our high school students approach graduation, their transitional planning is facilitated for post-secondary experiences in a college, job training, or career placement setting.

For additional information regarding Counseling at ASD, please contact:

 

Rebecca Bell, Ed.S.

Director of Counseling & Mental Health

beckyb@asd.k12.ar.us

 

Melanie Brown, Ed.S.

Professional School Counselor 

melanieb@asd.k12.ar.us

 

Lea Hoof-Marshall, M.Ed.

Education Counselor

leam@asd.k12.ar.us