The school psychologist is a specialist trained in educational psychology, evaluation methods, child development, intervention strategies, and counseling.
School psychologists work with students, parents, school and community personnel to provide services that will enable students to derive the best possible educational experience by promoting a sense of well-being and positive mental health.
Services provided by school psychologists include:
- conducting psychoeducational evaluations for the purpose of identifying learning and behavioral problems in students, as well as gifted evaluations;
- consultation services with parents, teachers, and staff to develop effective intervention strategies for students and families;
- participation on Teacher Support Teams at schools to facilitate the development and implementation of the Framework for Student Success (Response to Intervention);
- crisis intervention services;
- acts as a liaison between the school and psychiatrist in the psychiatric consultation;
- individual and group counseling;
- functional behavioral assessment for the purpose of developing effective behavior intervention plans;
- threat assessment for bonafide threats; and
- in-service training and staff development.
In conjunction with other school support personnel, school psychologists develop, implement and evaluate programs to impact areas such as:
- social skills training
- anger management
- trauma and loss
- study skills
School psychologists serve students pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Charlotte County.
For additional information regarding services provided by our school psychologists, contact:
Coordinator of Psychological Services
941-255-0808 Ext. 2151