School Psychologists play a supportive role in the identification, assessment, planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation process. Their services focus on the interpretation and understanding of the abilities, skills and unique needs of individual students.
Activities of school psychologists include:
- assessing students from kindergarten to grade 12 for learning and behaviour concerns
- making recommendations in a written report of their assessment findings at a parent/school conference
- consulting with teachers and school-based teams regarding student needs
- identifying students who meet Ministry of Education criteria for special education
- assisting families in obtaining services in the community (i.e. medical, counselling, social services, etc.)
- referring students for other district services
- providing professional development activities
- assisting in the development of district policies and procedures.