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    In addition, the school psychologists provide the following services.

     

    Consultation

    • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.
    • Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.
    • Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community.
    • Assist in transition planning for secondary students.

     

    Evaluation/Assessment

    • Evaluate eligibility for special education and gifted services.
    • Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning.
    • Assess student response to intervention.
    • Determine social-emotional development and mental health status.
    • Evaluate learning environments.


    Intervention

    • Provide brief psychological counseling to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance.
    • Work directly with children and their families to help resolve problems in adjustment and learning.
    • Provide training in social skills and anger management.
    • Help families and schools manage crises, such as death, illness, or community trauma.

     

    Prevention

    • Design programs for children at risk of failing at school.
    • Promote tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity within the school community.
    • Develop programs to make schools safer and more effective learning environments.
    • Collaborate with school staff and community agencies to provide services directed at improving psychological and physical health.
    • Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to promote healthy school environments.


    Research and Planning

    • Evaluate the effectiveness of academic and behavior management programs.
    • Identify and implement programs and strategies to improve schools and instruction.
    • Use evidence-based research to develop and/or recommend effective interventions.