• Helpful Information from your School Psychologist

     

    What is a School Psychologist?

    School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

    What do I do at Prince?

     As the School Psychologist at Prince, I am involved in the Child Assistance Team (CAT) as well as monitoring and supporting our students identified as having special needs. I am frequently conducting evaluations for students suspected as having a disability. Collaboration with parents, teachers, and administrators is an everyday occurance. I am frequently meeting before and after school to brainstorm the best course of action to support student needs at Prince. During school hours, you can see me assessing student's cognitive and social-emotional functioning, writing psychoeducational reports, consulting with colleagues, and students. I also can conduct classroom observations and provide consultation when requested.

     

    Special Education Jargon and Resources

     

    PBIS - Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

    RTI - Response to Intervention

    CAT - Child Assistance Team

    SST - Student Study Team

    IEP - Individualized Education Program

    MET - Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team

     

    Department of Education

    National Association of School Psychologists