What does a School Psychologist do?

  • Consult

    • collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel about learning, social, emotional, and behavioral problems
    • help others better understand child development as it relates to learning and behavior
    • strengthen working relationships between educators, parents, and the community

    Assess

    • working closely with parents, teachers, and related service providers to assess and coordinate children's areas of strength and need
    • use wide variety of techniques to evaluate academic skills, learning aptitudes, social skills, self-help skills, social/emotional development
    • determine eligibility for more intensive levels of support

    Intervene

    • work directly with students and families
    • help solve conflicts and problems related to learning and adjustment
    • provide counseling, social skills training, behavior management, and other interventions
    • help families deal with difficult crises such as separation or loss