School Psychology Services

  • The role of Ms. Wick, Jefferson's school psychologist, is to help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. To accomplish this, she collaborates with the school administrators and teachers to identify and use various academic and behavioral strategies to address student needs and improve overall school support systems. Services provided by the school psychologist fall into these main categories:

    Consultation: Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents through
    • Discussing student concerns in learning and behavior, and brainstorm positive intervention solutions
    • Developing behavioral intervention plans with staff to help students achieve positive behavior outcomes
    • Providing necessary staff training in assessment; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and effective interventions.
    Evaluation: Use a variety of techniques to evaluate
    • Academic (reading, math, and writing) and social-emotional skills
    • Learning environment through classroom observation
    • Effectiveness of interventions through progress monitoring
    • Entitlement for special education (IEP) decisions
    Intervention:
    • Consult with teachers on developing effective academic or behavioral interventions to increase student success
    • Teach students social skills, self-management, coping strategies, and academic skills
    • Counsel students individually and/or in groups to address challenges that can affect learning and behavior, including: stress/anxiety; depression; bullying; academic difficulties; organization/self-management.
    • Help schools and families deal with crisis situations
    • Provide and/or facilitate academic interventions
     

     

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