School psychologists help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally in the following ways:
- Collaborating with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
- Working with students to increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning as well as by providing counseling to improve social skills, problem solving, anger management and self-determination.
- Working with students and families to evaluate eligibility for special education services within a multidisciplinary team and make referrals and help coordinate community support services in cooperation with other staff.
- Collaborating with teachers to design and implement student progress monitoring systems as well as academic and behavioral interventions.
- Assisting school team with analyzing data related to school improvement, student outcomes, and accountability requirements.
- Providing support to students in times of crisis and working with appropriate outside agencies that may need to be contacted.
- Supporting a positive school climate through school-wide prevention programs.