School PsychologistSchool Psychologists evaluate eligibility and continuing need for special education services as a part of a multidisciplinary team. School Psychologists evaluate and complete assessments that address various needs in cognitive functioning, emotional/ behavioral functioning, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and adaptive and functional skills. School Psychologists provide mental health services that address needs that help students succeed academically, emotionally, and socially.
Role of a School Psychologist:
- Administer psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures as part of comprehensive special education evaluations;
- Interpret assessment results;
- Obtain, integrate, and interpret information about student behavior and conditions related to learning;
- Provide individual or small group counseling to help students overcome emotional, behavioral, or emerging mental health problems;
- Support Special Education Staff through working with the student on identified social and emotional goals and objectives on the ESR/ IEP;
- Consult and collaborate with staff and families to support student’s emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs in the classroom setting;
- Participate as a member of the Intervention Team (I-Team) to provide support in developing appropriate interventions to support emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs in the classroom setting;
Student Population Served:
School Psychologists provide service to students who have qualified for special education services and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). School Psychologists may also see general education students who are experiencing a crisis or in a crisis situation for a limited amount of time.