What do we do?
The role of a School Psychologist differs depending on the district of employment. Some districts have school psychologist integrally involved in both general education and speical education planning and initiatives while other districts may utlize School Psychologists for strictly special education planning and interventions. Either way, School Psychologists play an important roles in assessing and determining both the academic and behavioral needs of students.
- Identify and resolve academic barriers to learning
- Design and implement student progress monitoring systems
- Design and implement academic and behavioral interventions
- Complete educational assessments and evaluations to inform special education eligibility
- Support effective individualized instruction
- Create positive classroom environments
- Motivate all students to engage in learning
- Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for those struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral problems
- Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning
- Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism
- Enhance understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and background
School Psychologists are a wealth of knowledge and an excellent resource for school districts! If you are not aware of who your district School Psychologist is, reach out and say hello!