• What Do School Psychologists Do ?

     
    School Psychologists support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach by applying their expertise in mental health, learning and behavior. The goal of a school psychologist is to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally by partnering with families, teachers, school administrators and other professionals to create a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment. Below are some examples of what school psychologists do.

     

    Improve Academic Achievement
     
    • Promote student motivation and engagement   
    • Conduct psycho-educational evaluation 
    • Provide individualized intervention support
    • Support teacher through classroom management strategies                                                                              
     
    Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health
     
    • Assess the emotional and behavioral needs of students
    • Promote and teach positive communication and social skills
    • Reinforce healthy coping skills and foster resilience
    • Provide guidance for problem solving and conflict resolution

     Support Diverse Learners

    • Assess diverse learning needs
    • Provide strategies on creating positive classroom environments to support engagement and learning
    • Provide culturally responsive services to students and families from diverse backgrounds 

     Create Safe, Positive School Climates

    • Support social-emotional learning
    • Promote school-wide positive behavioral supports 

     Strengthen Family-School Partnerships

    • Help families understand their child's learning and mental health needs
    • Assist in navigating the special education process
    • Enhance staff understanding and responsiveness to the needs of diverse learners