Psychological Services

Psychological Services
  • What do School Psychologists do?

    • Provide direct support and interventions to students
    • Consult with families, school staff, and other professionals to improve support strategies
    • Work with administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies
    • Collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services

    How do School Psychologists Support Schools?

    • Improve Student Achievement
      • Promote student motivation and engagement
      • Conduct psychological and academic assessments
      • Collect and interpret student and classroom data
    • Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health
      • Provide crisis intervention
      • Assess student emotional and behavioral needs
      • Promote problem solving, anger management, and conflict resolution
      • Improve communication and social skills
      • Provide individual and group counseling
      • Reinforce positive coping skills and resilience
      • Promote positive peer relationships
      • Participate in threat assessments and violence prevention activities
    • Support Diverse Learners
      • Assess diverse learning needs
      • Support students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
      • Assist in developing IEPs for students with disabilities
      • Effectively communicate with parents about student progress
    • Strengthen Family-School Partnerships
      • Help families understand children’s learning and mental health needs
      • Assist in navigating special education processes
      • Connect families with community service providers
      • Enhance staff understanding of diverse cultures and background
    • Support Preschool Programs for Exceptional Students
      • Provide diagnostic screening for children aged birth to five
      • Work with Speech/Language Pathologists to conduct assessments
      • Help families get services for preschool children with disabilities
    • Source material adapted in part from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
     
    For more information, please contact the Psychological Services Department at (754) 321-3440.
     
    Emily Goldstein, Ed.S. District Coordinator, Psychological Services
    Christina F. Reyes, Ed.S. District Coordinator, Psychological Services
    Rhonda W. Said, Ed.S., District Coordinator, Psychological Services