Where do School Psychologists work?
Most School Psychologists are employed in public schools, but they also may work in private schools, health centers, clinics and hospitals, private practice, or in college and university settings.
How do School Psychologists serve as Consultants?
- Provide strategies and alternatives to teachers about problems in learning and behavior
- Help others in facilitating understanding of child development and how it affects learning and behavior
- Contribute to working relationships between educators, parents, and community services
How do School Psychologists help with Intervention?
School Psychologists develop interventions by:
- Working face-to-face with children and families
- Helping solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment
- Provide psychological counseling
- Provide social skills training, behavior management, and other strategies
- Help families and school deal with crises, such as separation and loss
How do School Psychologists get involved with Research & Planning?
- Evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs
- Generate new knowledge about learning and behavior
- Contribute to planning and evaluating school-wide reform and restructuring